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HONG KONG IN A BREATH

Hong Kong, like any other big city is a concrete jungle, hustling and bustling with life. Nothing stops, everything happens in a heartbeat.  From the rising skyline forever competing with the fast paced city life, to the cacophony of lights forming a symphony of their own, this is a city that is as lively as it is varied.

Idea was simple, it always has been.

To capture stolen moments, moments if not captured would be lost forever.

There is story in every corner, strange things happen around us, we just have be receptive to these moments. That is the reason Rohit captured this vibrant city without color, he wanted to capture its very soul.

In a city that is always on the move, amidst all the crowd, bustle and diversity, forming the core of the city are it’s tireless inhabitants. Countless faces, lost in their own world, they provide the beat to the city’s live and pulsing heart. But despite their fast paced, hurried life, there is not a slight bit of weariness on their faces.

Even though the city is a mass of crowd, each individual that contributes to the crowd has a distinct personality of their own. If you just stop to look closely you come across these tireless individuals, taking a moment to themselves. Finding respite from the chaos of their lives and reinforcing their individuality amongst the unknown faces of the crowd. This is a series of their stolen moments.

From enjoying a smoking break to just be caught napping in a city that never sleeps, from taking a minute to rest in the mall, to enjoying a quiet breakfast before starting a hectic day, setting up window displays to being lost in their own thoughts. These pictures capture the in between moments of the people of Hong Kong, a window into their daily life.

About the author:

Rohit Vohra was born in 1975. He is a street/ travel photographer, and educator. He received his BFA from College of Arts, Delhi in the year 1997 and has been photographing for over 14 years. He was named in the top 5 most influential street photographers in the world in 2015. He is a member of APF Collective. He has been published in various magazines including the National Geographic/ HuffingtonPost/ Gulf News.

He is an official Fujifilm X photographer and is on the judging panel of the top International Photography Awards including the IPA/ SIPA/ Tokyo Awards/ Moscow awards.

 

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