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HKFP Lens: Photographer Jess Yu keeps it real with candid shots of Hong Kong city life

Hong Kong-native Jess Yu has been taking photographs professionally since 2007, having trained in the art during an exchange programme at a university in Shanghai, China. She also graduated from a university in Hong Kong, majoring in Cultural Studies, and finished her Master’s Degree in Communication in 2017.
Jess Yu Hong Kong

Photo: Jess Yu.

Yu told HKFP that she is a “post-80s photographer… driven by human connection and curiosity.”
Jess Yu Hong Kong

Photo: Jess Yu.

She has also described herself as “one of the few local, devoted female photographers in town.”
Jess Yu Hong Kong

Photo: Jess Yu.

Yu has trained as a journalist and has won awards for photography competitions, which she said encouraged her to take up the art seriously.
Jess Yu Hong Kong

Photo: Jess Yu.

The photographer added that she enjoys exploring different fields of photography, and has a particular penchant for shooting street scenes and “surreal” aerial shots that reflect the many sides of Hong Kong.
Jess Yu Hong Kong

Photo: Jess Yu.

Jess Yu Hong Kong

Photo: Jess Yu.

Jess Yu Hong Kong

Photo: Jess Yu.

Jess Yu Hong Kong

Photo: Jess Yu.

Jess Yu Hong Kong

Photo: Jess Yu.

Jess Yu Hong Kong

Photo: Jess Yu.

Jess Yu Hong Kong

Photo: Jess Yu.

Jess Yu Hong Kong

Photo: Jess Yu.

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HKFP Lens: Photographer Jess Yu keeps it real with candid shots of Hong Kong city life