Hong Kong, on the Waterfront. Being a father of two sends me in search of new open spaces in a city I thought I knew so well. Out of all the places I have found, I keep coming back to the harbour waterfront. She is one of the most precious pieces of natural heritage that defines my hometown, like the Darling Harbour of Sydney, or the Bund in Shanghai. She gives a perfect unobstructed view, stretching from east to west, in this hyper-dense city.
The relationship between the waterfront and the citizens of Hong Kong is emotional. Every day, people come to the waterfront to stretch, to run in solitude, with a companion or with pets. They share good times and bad times. They laugh, and they cry; doing something or — most of the time — nothing, along with this linear strip of the city. I find all these little moments of life fascinating against such a spectacular backdrop.
COUNTRY | Hong Kong
BIO | Wong Wei-him (b.1975) is street photographer and architect based Hong Kong.
‘I used to take photos as inspiration for my design projects, and I always carry my camera wherever I go, looking for beautiful architecture, spaces and details. It wasn’t until I came across the magnificent works of Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt and Japanese street photographer Shin Noguchi, so peculiar the way they look at culture and humanity, and I decided to make street photography a second passion of my life.’