My first photography project of any kind. It was not only a my own getaway from the reality (urban area), it’s also every people’s true island getaway from the city in Hong Kong. There’re many elements making this destination: Cheung Chau a special place. Only the fact that it takes more than half an hour to get there by ferry remind us it’s a real trip rather than a simple travel by the normal bus/subway.
The Cheung Chau Island
Cheung Chau is an Island west of the main Hong Kong Island near the Southeast of Lantau. What’s different about this community is its isolation from the city. My regular work has been mostly documenting lives in the city. Many towns and districts i’ve traveled were actually connected geographically. There’s virtually no distinction at all. On contrary, Cheung Chau requires ferries to commune between which takes about 30-45 minutes.