“Modern Life” is another of my Street Photography based personal projects that I have recently added to the site. The theme, as the name suggests, is modern urban life. Urbanisation and technology have increased the pressures and pace of modern life and this project attempts t0 capture the resulting feeling of loneliness and separation that… Read More
The latest update to my site is now complete and I have added in a Projects section where I will showcase some of my personal projects on specific themes. The first two projects posted are “Between The Steel & Glass” (https://obscure.co.uk/portfolio/hong-kong-life/) which is a street photography project; and “Art of Architecture” (https://obscure.co.uk/portfolio/art-of-architecture/) which includes fine… Read More
My review of New York City
It’s very clean (no litter) but at the same time grimy and run down. I like the style, it feels like a comfortable pair of old jeans.
Lots of mediocre, grab and go, food but equally loads of great restaurants. Some cheap, some expensive…. something to suit everyone.
there is an air of aggression with drivers constantly hooting and pedestrians with a “get out of my face” attitude…. but its all for show. As an Englishman I don’t really like anyone that I haven’t known for at least 20 years being friendly to me but I will make an exception for New Yorkers. It feels far more genuine than in LaLa or SF. Random strangers were coming up to me and asking/talking about Photography while I was shooting.
Theatres up the wazoo. Literally, you can’t move for tripping over theatres which is great for culture lovers.
With the Old Mutual International Premiership taking a break this weekend I was at So Kon Po to shoot two matches between HKU and Causeway Bay. Wizards vs Tempest First up was a Championship match between HKU Wizards and Causeway Bay Tempest. The Tempest were the current holders of the Old Mutual International, Championship Challenge… Read More
Following my recent street photography trips to Central and Mong Kok I have added a few new images to my Street Photography project. They can be viewed at https://obscure.co.uk/portfolio/street-photography/
One of the best bits of photography advise I ever received was “buy an iPod”. This advise turned out to be especially useful last week when I spent 3 hours in Monk Kok. Mong Kok is a densely populated area of the Kowloon peninsula in Hong Kong. The area has everything from the glitzy jewellery… Read More
Some years ago I wrote about the first Street photograph I ever took https://obscure.co.uk/my-first-photograph/. In that post I mentioned that, while I like the image, the composition and content was pretty much luck. In other words almost nothing that I like about the image was down to me. The key word here is “took”…. Read More
Saturday 25th February saw University Rugby Football Club travel to Shek Kip Mei to play Hong Kong Scottish Bravehearts. The battle in the shadow of the rock was hard fought, with URFC clawing a lead only for some late substitutions by Bravehearts to turn the tide and snatch victory.
Saturday 18th Feb saw the culmination of the regular season in the RugbyPass.com Men’s Premiership and the KPMG Women’s Premiership. With Societe Generale Valley teams topping both the Men’s and Women’s Premiership tables, Happy Valley was the place to be for the final games of the regular season. Societe General Ladies Black went into their… Read More
Time for some fun from the lower leagues with a double header at Sandy Bay (Stanley Ho Sports Ground) the home of University RFC. Game one features a National League 4 clash between URFC vs CPM Gai Wu J with URFC winning 41-10. Game two of the day was a KPMG Women’s National League 2… Read More