Many of these photos were taken during my college years that they might not be technically exceptional or “Ho Fan-ish". While going through these photos made in the embryonic stage of my career, I felt like having a weird dialogue with a much younger self. It’s also like talking to a stranger as I might no longer embrace aesthetics of such kind anymore. I usually have no room for nostalgia even when witnessing the decline of this city. However, these photos give me a hint of how my personality and my vision towards the world have been shaped.
Rather than leaving my Instagram account deserted I think it’s an opportunity to share these photos with all of you. Starting with my photos of "Kowloon Walled City" in 1992, the once infamous virtually lawless labyrinth in Hong Kong. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kowloon_Walled_City)
Complete series can be found here: http://www.dustinshum.com/kowloon-walled-city