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HKFP Lens: Thien-Ty Ly returns with a panoramic take on everyday Hong Kong

Thien-Ty Ly is a French photographer of Chinese descent. Ly has shared with HKFP his Hong Kong photography series Hongkongers Daily.
Thien-Ty Ly

Photo: Thien-Ty Ly.

The series is being exhibited at Chez Trente from 24 may to 23 June as part of Hong Kong Contemporary Photography, A Solo Panoramic Film Photography Exhibition.
Thien-Ty Ly

Photo: Thien-Ty Ly.

Ly said that Hong Kong provides a wealth of subjects to photograph: “I have been documenting Hong Kong city life through street photography for six years. I am passionate about capturing spontaneity. I like to place the human subject at the heart of my photograph and explore the relationship that person has to their everyday environment,” he said.
Thien-Ty Ly

Photo: Thien-Ty Ly.

Ly added he enjoys shooting with 35mm film cameras. For this exhibition, he used a 35mm black and white Hasselblad Xpan 24mm x 65mm panoramic format to capture the full scope of his street photographs.
Thien-Ty Ly

Photo: Thien-Ty Ly.

Ly moved to Hong Kong after a four-year stint in China.
Thien-Ty Ly

Photo: Thien-Ty Ly.

View Ly’s China Live in Alley series here.
Thien-Ty Ly

Photo: Thien-Ty Ly.

Thien-Ty Ly

Photo: Thien-Ty Ly.

Thien-Ty Ly

Photo: Thien-Ty Ly.

Thien-Ty Ly

Photo: Thien-Ty Ly.

See Ly’s website for more.

 

HKFP Lens: Thien-Ty Ly returns with a panoramic take on everyday Hong Kong