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Blog #180 F11 "Hong Kong The Way it Was"

Updated: Jul 17, 2020

Blog #180 F11 “Hong Kong The Way it Was”

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Ed Van Der Elsken was a Dutch photographer who came to Hong Kong in 1959 and shot some truly wonderful street images. His work took him all over Hong Kong from central to Tai Po in the New Territories and everywhere in between. The body of work is stands tall on its own merit, artistically, and represents an historical view into the old days. The event was finished recently but debuted this past spring at the amazing F11 Foto Museum in Happy Valley.

Extensive coverage of the event spanned various Hong Kong media sites (e.g. SCMP, ZolimaCityMag, HKFP, and TimeOut.

I’ve included some images made with my iPhone but to see these pieces (over 100 of them) framed so carefully and beautifully on the white walls of F11, in Hong Kong of course, was nothing short of eye candy. Take a stroll back in time with Limelight and Van Der Elsken.

Have a special event? Need a unique Hong Kong gift for a special friend or loved one? You can browse some of my prints in Photato’s Print Lab.

The light is always right.


*Images: © Limelight Limited

Where: F11 Foto Museum, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

Subject: Hong Kong The Way it Was By Ed Van Der Elsken

Gear: iPhone 11 Pro



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