Canadian photographer Lucan Coutts left Toronto for Hong Kong in 2017 and has been enamoured of the city ever since.
“Hong Kong’s run-and-gun culture was obviously a standout characteristic, so I tried to capture that theme in the photos I shot,” he told HKFP.
Photo: Lucan Coutts.
Click for part one of his Hong Kong at dusk photo series.
Photo: Lucan Coutts.
“What interested me most was that there are so many quiet spaces within the city which are unknown to those who don’t live in Hong Kong.”
Photo: Lucan Coutts.
“I found sanctuary in those hideaways. It was more than just a refreshing change of pace from the everyday urgency of the city. It felt like an escape.”
“Toronto doesn’t have anything remotely similar,” Coutts added.
Photo: Lucan Coutts.
After returning to Canada for a year, Coutts decided to sign another three-month work contract in Hong Kong at the end of last year.
“Hearing the sounds of the city for the first time – the bell of the crosswalk and the sounds of the trams – felt quite literally like a dream come true. I channelled that feeling into my photography,” he said.
Photo: Lucan Coutts.
“These photos contain every emotion I felt during each chapter of my trip: the breathtaking vistas, the warmth of the subtropical rain, and the stress of everyday life.”
Photo: Lucan Coutts.
“The primary inspiration behind this photoset is the contrast between Hong Kong’s tension and tranquillity,” Coutts added.
Photo: Lucan Coutts.
Photo: Lucan Coutts.
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