SOULS OF HONG KONG – Crystal Kwok was photographed at the Kwun Tong Promenade. She currently runs a business selling health care products however, not many people know that she is also a photography enthusiast and has a collection of old Hong Kong pictures. “When I was 13 years old, I bought my first film camera, which at the time costed HK$17,” she said.
When asked about the pictures she treasures the most, “It has to be the pictures I took when I was a teenager, when my family and I lived at the Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter. Whenever I had the time I would take pictures of the fishing villages and boat dwellers. Unfortunately, nowadays there are not many of them around. The photos I took documented a piece of history in Hong Kong island as well as my most cherished childhood memories.”
Souls of Hong Kong is a new Coconuts series of street portrait photography inspired by Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York. Every human has a story to tell, and we intend to share some from the millions of souls who call Hong Kong home.
Photo: Shuk-yan Li