Hong Kong is a city I have wanted to visit ever since I was a young child. Maybe it’s got something to do with the British connection and awareness I had, when official ties were separated in 1997? Or maybe it was from Hong Kong Fooey… either way, it has been a destination I’ve wanted to visit and photograph for a very long time.
As part of my extensive travel plans throughout 2016, Hong Kong was the first of many destinations. The following photos are from an 8 day trip to the city, in January 2016.
Hong Kong is literally a 24/7 city, photographically — there are so many opportunities for all sorts of photographic disciplines, whether in the modern city daylight with hazy polluted skies, in the side streets and traditional markets, or late at night with long exposure photography.
The fishing town of Tai O on Lantau Island is so vastly different to the city life of Hong Kong Island, yet equally photogenic and filled with personality.
Hong Kong mixes urban and natural surroundings on the grandest of scales; with dense concrete jungles nestled quite literally inside actual jungles.
There are countless temples and places of worship in Hong Kong, but arguably one of the most beautiful is the Chi Lin Nunnery that neighbours the Nan Lian Gardens.
Behind the Scenes Vlog
Watch the vlog of my trip to Hong Kong, to see behind the scenes for capturing these images. You can also read more about the trip on my travel blog Jelly Journeys