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HKFP Lens: Dominic Leung captures everyday life at Hong Kong’s wet markets

Dominic Leung is a hobbyist photographer, specialising in shooting using black and white film. In a series of monochrome shots, he explores the bustle of Hong Kong’s wet markets through the lens of an outside observer.

Dominic Leung Wet Market

Photo: Dominic Leung.

Dominic Leung Wet Market

Photo: Dominic Leung.

Leung told HKFP: “I enjoy the process of shooting, developing films and I love the chemical, physical aspect of it.”

Dominic Leung Wet Market

Photo: Dominic Leung.

Dominic Leung Wet Market

Photo: Dominic Leung.

Dominic Leung Wet Markets

Photo: Dominic Leung.

“There was a period of time in my life where I would always accompany my mother to wet markets. A cookbook author, she always tried to get the best quality ingredients in wet markets and would walk around the whole market a few times before going home,” he told HKFP.

Dominic Leung Wet Market

Photo: Dominic Leung.

Dominic Leung Wet Market

Photo: Dominic Leung.

Hong Kong wet markets traditionally sell fresh meat and produce, as opposed to “dry” markets that sell goods such as clothes or electronics.

Dominic Leung Wet Markets

Photo: Dominic Leung.

Dominic Leung Wet Markets

Photo: Dominic Leung.

Dominic Leung Wet Markets

Photo: Dominic Leung.

“I am amazed and inspired by the energy and liveliness at wet markets in Hong Kong, especially outdoor ones,” Leung told HKFP.

Dominic Leung Wet Market

Photo: Dominic Leung.

Dominic Leung Wet Market

Photo: Dominic Leung.

“It inspired me to bring my camera to catch and capture the everyday life of Hong Kong people,” Leung told HKFP.

Dominic Leung Wet Markets

Photo: Dominic Leung.

Dominic Leung Wet Markets

Photo: Dominic Leung.

Dominic Leung Wet Markets

Photo: Dominic Leung.

Follow Leung on Instagram and visit his website here.

HKFP Lens: Dominic Leung captures everyday life at Hong Kong's wet markets