Star Ferry, Hong Kong

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I have been looking through some old hard drives and came across a set of images from a visit to Hong Kong. This was taken in 2006 with a Canon 40D and 50mm f1.8 lens. Hong Kong is a very exciting city and nothing short of paradise for a street photographer. I’ll keep checking through the various files and folders and see what else I have in storage.

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Up here among the gull cries
we stroll through a maze of pale
red-mottled relics, shells, claws

as if it were summer still.
That season has turned its back.
Through the green sea gardens stall

(from) Sylvia Plath

 

This painting developed from a desire to create a sense of movement across the surface of the canvas. The style is reminiscent of cubism and the image is built up from a network of short brush strokes and intersecting shards of light. The subject matter is concerned with the natural world, shoals of fish darting to and fro, fields of wild flowers alternately caught in the breeze, birds in flight amidst the clouds and sunlight.