To celebrate the Star Ferry’s 125th birthday in 2023, Hong Kong photographer Matthew Ng has spent the last two years taking photos of one of the city’s most notable icons in preparation for a book project.

Photo: Matthew Ng/capturNg.

“The Star Ferry has a special place in everyone’s heart,” Ng said, who shared with HKFP a preview of shots that will be featured in a book he plans on publishing in 2023 “as a token of love” for the cross-harbour passenger boat.

Photo: Matthew Ng/capturNg.

“For myself, I’ve been taking the Star Ferry since I was a little kid and now – as an adult – whenever I ride the Star Ferry to cross the harbour, it feels like a time machine and brings back memories.”

Photo: Matthew Ng/capturNg.

Ng had a rare glimpse of the uniforms, maintenance, and daily operations of the Star Ferry, which are often restricted from the public’s view.

Photo: Matthew Ng/capturNg.

See more of Ng’s work at his website, Facebook, and Instagram.

Photo: Matthew Ng/capturNg.
Photo: Matthew Ng/capturNg.
Photo: Matthew Ng/capturNg.
Photo: Matthew Ng/capturNg.
Photo: Matthew Ng/capturNg.
Photo: Matthew Ng/capturNg.
Photo: Matthew Ng/capturNg.
Photo: Matthew Ng/capturNg.
Photo: Matthew Ng/capturNg.
Photo: Matthew Ng/capturNg.

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