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Painstaking Snapshots Of Hong Kong From The 1950s

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Digital cameras allow photographers to shoot, review, delete and shoot again on the fly. Ho Fan shot his photo essay of 1950s Hong Kong back when the craft wasn't so easy. Instead, film photography relied on intuition and timing -- traits showcased masterfully in the composition and lighting of the moments he captured.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    It's amazing how old school photography taught us patience, and offered us quiet, meditative moments. Digital makes the industry more about quantity than quality.