Hong Kong’s neon-drenched streets were just one aspect of his home that Justin Wong aka @justinwongjw missed while studying in Canada.
When he returned home in 2016, after eight years away, Hong Kong was not as he remembered it from childhood.
Gentrification and a shift in manufacturing methods meant the lights had dimmed, not only on the neon industry – with the adoption of cheaper and more energy-efficient alternatives, such as LED lighting – but also on other culturally significant features such as street food stalls, barbers and mahjong halls.
To capture remnants of the city’s cultural heritage before they fade completely, the freelance photographer got busy with his camera.
The result is “Nostalgic Time”, on show at Shout Art Hub & Gallery in Sha Tin until February 18.
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