I was in London over the weekend and returned to Brussels with five new books in the suitcase. The only one that I had intended to get was Mo Yan’s “Life and Death are Wearing Me Out”, but it’s so difficult to resist the temptation of picking up more books once I was in the bookstore!
Tonight, I was going to do a short review about Chris Thrall’s “Eating Smoke”, a biography about his downward spiral as a meth addict in Hong Kong in the 1990s.But I got distracted by the photos that I took earlier in January when I was in Hong Kong and decided to start renaming, as well as processing, some of them. Here are a few shots inspired by the striking image on the cover of Eating Smoke:Hong Kong at night viewed from the rooftop of a six-storey building at Tai Ping Shan Street in Sheung Wan.Day time view from the 5th floor terrace of 22-24 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung WanDiptych of the view from the 23rd floor of 472-480 Reclamation Street
16 replies on “Hong Kong: Eating Smoke”
I love that second shot. Such wonderful use of black and white.
The night shot is especially evocative!
Looking Great! thank you.
Love the black and white shots – especially the night shot, it’s fantastic!
Amazing photographs. 🙂
Thank you Eileen!
Love the photos and have just downloaded Mo Yan’s book. It has great reviews on Amazon. Thanks for the rec.
Thanks Andrew! Are you referring to Mo Yan’s Garlic Ballads? It’s very good, a little surreal. I recently finished another book by him – Life and Death are wearing me out – and it was an excellent read laced with his dark humour.
I downloaded Life & Death. About to start it 😊