Tenement houses in Wing Lee Street were built in the 60’s. Here preserves the scene 50 years ago.
Tenement houses in Wing Lee Street demonstrate the typical Hong Kong street scenery in 60’s. It locates at Mid-levels, Central. Walking up from the Central business district, along the slope, you will see the old street after turning around a long staircase. Every little details are illustrating the life in 60 to 70’s, just like the carved gate of shops, the balcony, clothes drying poles….
Urban Renewal Authority planed to redevelop the area, keeping only 3 buildings and demolishing the rest. In the 60th Berlin Film Festival, a local film “Shui Yuet Sun Tau” was awarded with “Crystal Bear (Kplus)”. The story centers on the life of 60 to 70’s Hong Kong people, which background is Wing Lee Street. After the film won this international prize, it raised a big noise in society. The majority asked for retaining this valuable street. Finally the authority excluded Wing Lee Street in the renewal project. All tenement houses are preserved, as well as 50 years of time. The classic street scenery continues.
In the heydays of the 20th century, photographers Gérard Ifert, William Klein, and Wojciech Zamecznik invented a new sort and dimension of photography in the 50's and 60's. Taking lessons from abstract art, photography became capable of modernist, graphic surrealism with the camera.
"The White Girl" is currently showing in theatres in Hong Kong. We invited photographer Wilson Lee to join the set for a day and use the New Jupiter 3+ and Petzval 85 art lens to capture all the wonderful moments. This is also the first time for Wilson to shoot stills for films. He shared his first-time experience in this interview.
Starting out as a domestic worker in Hong Kong, Xyza Cruz Bacani's street photography is now internationally acknowledged. Her inspiring story,however, is not her claim to fame — it's the quality of her work.
From the 1800's to the middle of 1900's, stages and halls were graced by cartwheeling ladies doing the Can-Can in Europe. similar to the chorus line, the performers and their dances centered more on their bodies. Here's to the old days of the cabaret.
Robert Herman has been a street photographer since his student time at New York University in the late 1970's. Back then, he started to capture New York, the city's beautiful diversity of people, reflections and unique coincidental moments on rolls and rolls of analogue film.
Have you ever imagined what it feels like to shoot with a 100-year-old camera? In the past four months, I have been shooting hundreds of photos with a Contessa Nettel Tessco. I don't know when was the last time its previous owner shot pictures with it. Perhaps 20 to 30 years ago?
Cora Novoa shares with us the series of photographs she shot on her Lomo'Instant Automat. Cora began her journey in the world of music 10 years ago. Here, she tells us about her experience setting up a music label and sending music to space, and more!
The 1940's was mostly identified as a decade of turmoil due to the Second World War, but daily life continues on in America. Here's what they've been up to during those years, photographed by a certain amateur photographer named Charles Weever Cushman.
Adam Van Fossen's passion for film photography started 12 years ago during his high school photography class. Ever since then, he has continued practicing the craft and capturing the world in dreamlike photographs. Here, our featured community newcomer shares his thoughts on analogue photographs and some of his favorite images.
We can always count on Brian Bruno and Audrey Kitching to take us from our screens straight into an analog fairy tale. But when he recently loaded his camera with the first roll of Color Negative F2 / 400 120 film, they still managed to surprise us with this stunning series.