Serenity Despite Everything

Serenity Despite Everything

1841, when British forces formally took over Hong
, its population was around 7,500. Fast forward to 2019 and
that figure has increased to almost 7,500,000.

Serenity Despite Everything by South
-based photographer Kane Hulse is a series of photographs
that searches for calm among the chaotic density of Hong Kong.
Captured during the 2019 protests, the images are a timeless
interpretation of a city in a tumultuously transformative stage of
its cultural and political identity.

Shot on medium format film, the album is like a poem, reflecting
on the pastel colours, botanical life and modernist lines prevalent
in the city’s urban landscape. Yet it moves away from the
traditional skyscrapers and Cantonese street signs typically
associated with Hong Kong. Instead, it looks to the public spaces
in an increasingly private city, searching through the frenetic for
the kind of tranquility sought by residents.

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