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Today, we’re featuring a 35mm Hong Kong travel story from film photographer Katie Golobic. Each image in this series captures such a beautiful part of Hong Kong and its balance between a busy city and a calm and serene place. Here are a few words from Katie about this series…
I recently got back from a trip to Hong Kong to visit my brother-in-law. We went without our 3 kiddos, so I was really excited about the opportunity to take images, and also TRAVEL LIGHT 🙂 I ended up taking only one camera – Leica M6 – and only one lens – 50mm Summicron. I carried 16 rolls of film with me, but only ended up shooting 5 rolls of film.
We spent only 6 days there so it was a whirlwind trip to say the least. Visiting the “top spots” like Big Buddha on Lantau island, hiking Victoria Peak (well, we took an Uber to the top, but hiked our way around for some killer views), and a brief day to Macau. The weather was rainy and cooler than normal, but it didn’t deter our sightseeing. In fact, it probably made it a little more bearable considering Hong Kong can get quite humid (which we experienced briefly on our last day). I was really struck by the cleanliness of such a major metropolitan area, and the integration of nature into the massive concrete structures. It’s such a vibrant, busy community, but still there’s a stoic calm way of life in which people carry on about their day. It was definitely a worthwhile experience despite the long flight halfway across the world!