volume one

I bought the amazing nikon D3100 yesterday; shooting with it today was sheer pleasure. I cannot remember the last time I spent an entire day walking around hong kong and taking pictures with such commitment and focus. images and ideas simply kept popping up without stopping.

I walked from central to causeway bay; I passed through markets, streets I had never been to before, endless lines of small shops and the unique mixture of hong kong smells. ducks hanging from the windows, stale air in abandoned old buildings waiting for destruction, scent of sweet flowers and paper burning in steel containers to send off the dragon ghost. and then the smell of money. it is all there, constantly. too soon humidity will glue all the particles into an unbearable mass. I am not looking forward to it. right now there can still be sensed a breeze of fresh, cold air. still my favorite part is the ferry ride from kowloon to wan chai. I don’t think I could ever get tired of traveling from one side to another; imperfect reflections on the water, the waves and the screeching sound of the ferry pulling against the pier.

I walked around the entire day surrounded by the haze from the previous night. my hangovers are untypical. no headache, no physical discomfort except for the sickness in my stomach not allowing me to eat anything. words and pictures emerging from the depths of my mind as I thought of the night before – grateful and calm because I have found that one friend I am able to share all this with.

she’s always a woman to me.

March 29, 2011