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Kevin Mak, Rainbow In Your Eyes
Kevin Mak

7 stunning Hong Kong street photographs you need to see

See the best of our city through a lens

By Time Out Hong Kong
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Hong Kong is a photographer's dream with its contrasting combination of old and new, nature versus urban landscape – all just within walking distance. So it's no wonder that our hometown is continually captured in the form of jaw-dropping images by talented photographers all around the world. We've put together nine of our favourite images that will remind you just how amazing this city is – no matter what it's going through. 

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7 amazing Hong Kong street photographs you need to see

Elaine Li, Ten Years
Elaine Li, Ten Years
Elaine Li/Bamboo Scenes

Ten Years

Photographer:  Elaine Li

If you've ever been on Instagram to look at stunning photos of Hong Kong, we're sure you would have come across Elaine Li. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Li is a master of visual storytelling. As a keen urban explorer as well, Li is able to capture the various layers of the city and showcase its beauty from different perspectives. 

Gideon de Kock, Coffee Silhouette
Gideon de Kock, Coffee Silhouette
Gideon de Kock/Bamboo Scenes

Coffee Silhouette

Photographer: Gideon de Kock

Known for his documentary photography, South African-born Hong Kong-based artist Gideon de Kock is obsessed with film photography. His candid-style has led to images like this one, which captures both the crowded and lonely side Hong Kong. 

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Kevin Mak, Rainbow In Your Eyes
Kevin Mak, Rainbow In Your Eyes
Kevin Mak/Bamboo Scenes

Rainbow in your Eyes

Photographer: Kevin Mak

Kevin Mak manages to seize seemingly ordinary street scenes from a fresh perspective. Whether it’s how the image is framed or the reflections of street signs, Hong Kong is a never-ending playground for his creativity.

Tricia Darling, The Jig in Up
Tricia Darling, The Jig in Up
Tricia Darling/Bamboo Scenes

The Jig is Up

Photographer: Tricia Darling

Hailing from a small country town in Western Australia, Tricia Darling spent years in London and Dubai honing her craft before making Hong Kong her home in 2011. Darling tends to seek out the layers and juxtaposition of the city to capture special moments like this shot here.

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Derry Ainsworth, break of nature, bamboo scenes
Derry Ainsworth, break of nature, bamboo scenes
Derry Ainsworth/Bamboo Scenes

Break of Nature

Photographer: Derry Ainsworth

This well-established locally based photographer is familiar to many thanks to his colourful yet edgy works of the city. His Break of Nature series, in particular, is a wonderful reflection of Hong Kong’s relationship between concrete and nature, highs and lows. 

May James, Passing Time
May James, Passing Time
May James/Bamboo Scenes

Old Building – Passing Time

Photographer:  May James

Preferring to work, though not exclusively, in black-and-white photography, May James has the ability to capture light and shadow and candid street scenes like no other. 

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Christopher Lim, Everything That's Left Ain't Right
Christopher Lim, Everything That's Left Ain't Right
Christopher Lim/Bamboo Scenes

Everything That's Left Ain't Right

Photographer: Christopher Lim

As a contemporary street photographer, Christopher Lim's raw and emotional photos feature real scenes and unsuspecting subjects. Lim is also a huge fan of anything analogue and raw street scenery, making Hong Kong the perfect place for him to explore.

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