With its futuristic skyscrapers and bright lights, Shinjuku (新宿) presents the archetypal Tokyo that is the face of many a travel guide and movie. And rightly so – to the uninitiated the heady mix of neon and swarms of people is intoxicating. Read more
Apologies for the lack of posts recently, it’s been a turbulent couple of weeks in Hong Kong and I find myself at another set of crossroad considering my future here. The city is undoubtedly the most convenient I’ve ever lived in – great transport links, good public services, delicious food, nice people and super fast internet but despite all this I miss some of the challenge of living somewhere like mainland China where both cultural and language differences made things a bit more interesting. Read more
The company I work for has a generous ‘Summer Fridays’ policy which, as you may have guessed, allows us to leave work early on Fridays during the summer. Since the view out my window in Quarry Bay is so nice I took the opportunity today to shoot a short time-lapse film of it (using Frameographer on my iPad). It’s been the hottest day of the year so far in Hong Kong – a sweltering 34°C
Since nearly all my immediate family are using Path it’s become my favourite way to share a slice of my life in Hong Kong with them. Given they weren’t smartphone users till very recently I’ve been amazed how quickly they’ve taken to it. My dad in particular seemed surprised at how easy it was for him to learn how to use his iPhone and I imagine a big part of this also has to do with how beautifully well designed Path is.
It’s that time again to look back at an assortment of shots I’ve grabbed throughout my daily life in Hong Kong over the past few months. Being the world’s most vertical city, its sheer density lends itself to an almost endless supply of places to discover where often the most mundane of circumstances lead to the most memorable sights. Read more
I’ve been increasingly using Path recently to document my daily life in Hong Kong. It’s an amazingly well designed app that lets you share stuff with your closest friends (private Facebook if you will). Similar to Instagram, you can apply filters to photos with some nice results. Instead of these photos being lost in the stream forever I thought I’d start sharing some of them here in a new series I’m calling “Hong Kong Path”.
Since moving to Hong Kong at the beginning of 2011 I’ve been slowly building a bigger picture of this multifaceted metropolis and the people who live here – it’s been a fascinating year and undoubtably one of the best. In the first since 2010’s instalment of this series here are some more Hong Kong Moments – from dusk till dusk.
Wrapping up my recent visit to Shanghai below is a collection of random photos I took while out and about. Despite having visited the city many times of the past few years I still don’t feel I have a good grasp of its geography. Perhaps this has something to do with the rate everything is changing or the hurriedness of each trip… Read more
While in Atlanta last month I stayed at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center which had a balcony with wonderful views overlooking the Centennial Olympic Park. Even though I was jet lagged out of my 13-hour-difference mind I managed to stay awake long enough to grab some nice shots on two consecutive nights… Read more
Away from the glitz of Hong Kong’s many skyscrapers the city is much like any other with a mix of people from all walks of life. Having been segregated from mainland China for much of the last century it’s developed it own unique culture and ways of dealing with the inherent lack of space. Read more