Thien-Ty Ly is a French photographer of Chinese descent. Ly has shared with HKFP his Hong Kong photography series Hongkongers Daily.
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.
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.
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.
Ly moved to Hong Kong after a four-year stint in China.