I now leave Paris and travel east, 6000 miles to Hong Kong. Picture this in your mind. It is currently January, you leave the coldness of Paris behind you and enter into Hong Kong, where the sun is shining and the air is warm. Barefoot, you stand on a beach and look out towards the sea. You close you eyes, lift your head up high and inhale the ocean breeze. An ecstasy of delight fills your entire body. You spread out your arms and whisper to yourself, “I am home“.
In many different ways I consider Hong Kong as my second home. Great food, shopping and culture will probably lead to this answer. Nevertheless, my heart is still in England. I actually prefer the cold to the sweltering heat. I love the fact that England is so proud of their country. Without a doubt, I can definitely declare that I am proud to be british. However, there will come a day when I will have to choose between the two, and I am not looking forward to that day one bit.
Until that day arrives, let us trace our steps back to the beauty of the beach. Mui Wo is a small rural town situated on Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Believe it or not, it is a definite touristy zone. Half of the people I passed was without question westerners. In fact, I even spotted a pub. Low and behold, it was filled to the brim with british accents. Anyhow, if you move beyond the westerners, you will come across a beauty; a large strand beach known as the Silver Mine Bay. To my amazement, it was surprisingly empty. Good enough for the perfect photoshoot.
Towards the tip of Silver Mine Bay features many rock pools. Another great place to photograph. Perhaps I even took too many photographs; but there was something about the rocks that I loved. Hense, you will probably see many angled shots of the same place. All in all, it was the ultimate photography day. If you are situated in Hong Kong, I highly recommend a visit; just not during the weekend.
I am rather proud of the results of this photoshoot. I didn’t expect to edit all the beach shots in black and white. They actually look better in monochrome than in colour. Thus, I have decided to divide the post into two. Today, I will show you only my black and white photographs. Think of it as a project. Consequently, I will display this project within my very first gallery. I look forward to reading your feedbacks.
Are you ready? The story begins, as usual, with a dead puffer fish…