This might just look like any other street scene. People rushing about, doing stuff. Stopping to buy fruit and veg, going home, or to work. Who knows.

But this is more than that. A little history. Possession Street, where this diptych was taken is on what used to be, before massive reclamation works started, Possession Point. The spot the British landed at and "took possession" of Hong Kong. Possession Street is in Sheung Wan, a very "Chinese" and working class part of Hong Kong Island, though this is changing with developers shifting into the area.

Anyway, this image was in a show that honoured the 10th anniversary of, depending on your background, the "Hand Over" or the "Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region". It's subtle, but look at it for long enough but the politics come out. Two road signs, one says Possession, the other, Ends.



Two different beaches, two different parts of the world.

Both are very constructed environments, one obviously, the other, somewhat more subtle.


new old work

It's good, sometimes, to go back over older work. You can find things that you didn't see earlier. Maybe you where looking for something else, or you had a concept so firmly entrenched that you really had creative tunnel vision. Anyway, I like this, as both singular images, and as a pair.



It's typhoon season here, so what better to celebrate (if that's the right word) than a picture of a fan.....

On another, unrelated note, today, while leaving the MTR at Admiralty Station to have coffee with a friend (where we talked for two hours about, among other things, procrastination, when we should have both been in our respective "studios" working), I saw a street hawker with a barrow selling knock off Anya Hindmarch “I’m Not A Plastic Bag” bags. Sheesh, what next, knocking off the (truly wonderful) "I'm not a smug twat" version that's doing the rounds in England?


Goodbye Bergman and Antonioni

Yesterday two great film makers died. Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni. Both made great films that challenged and rewarded the viewer. The world is diminished by the loss of these two artists.


Shek Kip Mei

Another heritage site disappears in Hong Kong. The last of the post WWII resettlement housing estates in Shek Kip Mei will be gone soon (if not already). In honour of the heritage policy of Hong Kongs Government, a photo of a fence.