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.
Click for part one of his Hong Kong at dusk photo series.
“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.”
“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.
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.
“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.”
“The primary inspiration behind this photoset is the contrast between Hong Kong’s tension and tranquillity,” Coutts added.
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