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HKFP Lens: Douce d’Ivry’s uniquely youthful take on Hong Kong’s technicolour streets

Douce d’Ivry is a French photographer based in Hong Kong, specialising in street and fashion photography.
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Photo: Douce d’Ivry.

She described her work as “all colorful, often quirky with a touch of youthful innocence.”
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Photo: Douce d’Ivry.

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Photo: Douce d’Ivry.

“On this small piece of land live some of the most charismatic and diverse people I have ever met,” she said.
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Photo: Douce d’Ivry.

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Photo: Douce d’Ivry.

“From the billionaire in her pink Rolls Royce driving down Queen Road, to the traditional dried fish vendor or the shirtless tattooed courier rushing through the crowds, Hong Kong has been the most fascinating place to observe and capture through my lens for the past two years.”
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Photo: Douce d’Ivry.

Her series of pictures, titled “Hong Kong Colors”, has been entirely shot using film cameras, with minimum editing to retain their authenticity.
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Photo: Douce d’Ivry.

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Photo: Douce d’Ivry.

“I have spent hours roaming through the streets and back alleys trying to shoot the everyday lives of the Hong Kong people in their own and unique environment,” she said.
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Photo: Douce d’Ivry.

D’Ivry said her style was inspired by artists such as Fred Herzog, Joel Meyerowitz or William Eggleston, but also by the poetic and coloured world of one of her favourite director Wong Kar-wai.
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Photo: Douce d’Ivry.

D’Ivry’s first solo photography exhibition will be held on the February 15 from 7 to 9 pm at Château Zoobeetle in Sheung Wan.

Visit her website, or follow her on Instagram.

HKFP Lens: Douce d'Ivry's uniquely youthful take on Hong Kong's technicolour streets