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The Story Behind That Picture: "Workshop in Hong Kong"

By: Thorsten Overgaard

 

Hong Kong is one of my favorite cities for photography. It has a mix of culture, you can get around with English as most people talk it. And it is a city for walking. That makes it perfect for walking around with a camera all day.

You don't need to study the city, you don't need a map. You just walk and have to be able to find back to your bed in the evening. It's very easy.

 


Student photo by William Lai from the editing part of the workshop. In focus my souvenir of Mao that is now prominently displayed in my home in Denmark.

 

London, New York, Rome and Paris are the other favorite cities I have. They all have in common that you can walk all day and automatically stumble into the most amazing scenes.

I usually do one or two workshops in Hong Kong every year, and these are some of the pictures the students and I did in November 2014. We usually take three from each as the best of the day. Often they are the photos that are about the workshop. The point being in selecting the three best is to curate ones own photos to the audience in mind; the choice will be different for another group of audience.

The next Thorsten Overgaard Workshop in Hong Kong is in November 2015.

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Student photo: Me and my youngest daughter Robin Isabella von Overgaard in Hong Kong by Lawrence Wong

 


Student photo by Frankey Li

 



Student photo by Frankey Li

 


Student photo by Lawrence Wong of Robin with her governance, Terry in a restaurant in Hong Kong.

 


Student photo by Lawrence Wong

 


Student photo by William Lai.



Student photo by Rita Lyman of Princess Joy Villa from the model photo part of the workshop. Leica M 240 with Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4.


Student photo by Rita Lyman of Yoshiaki Kubota from the portrait photo part of the workshop. Leica M 240 with Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4.

 


Student photo by William Lai.

 


Student photo by Rita Lyman of Princess Joy Villa. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0

 


Student photo by Rita Lyman. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0

 


Student photo by William Lai. The group taking a relaxing moment in the sun in a rather cold Hong Kong November day, waiting for the rest having lunch on the other side.

 


Student photo by William Lai.

 


Student photo by Bing Ling Bileen Yu. Checking the model shoot photos on the camera.

 


Student photo by Bing Ling Bileen Yu.

 

 

           
 

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Hong Kong By Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 


Student photo by Yoshiaki Kubota from the workshop.

 


Student photo by Rita Lyman.

 

Student photo by Yoshiaki Kubota from the workshop. We stumbled into these cute dogs on the street in Hong Kong.

 


Student photo by Yoshiaki Kubota from the Princess Joy Villa model shoot in the workshop.

 


Student photo by Yoshiaki Kubota from portrait shoot in the workshop.

 


Student photo by William Lai from workshop, a lady in a cafe where we had coffee.

 

 


Hong Kong By Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 


Saturday morning in Hong Kong By Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 


Robin in Hong Kong By Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95


Hong Kong By Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 


Hong Kong By Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 


Hong Kong By Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 


Hong Kong By Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 



Hong Kong By Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

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Hong Kong By Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 


Hong Kong By Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 


Hong Kong By Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 


Hong Kong By Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 


Hong Kong By Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 


Hong Kong By Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 


Hong Kong By Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95

 


I have postet some of my own photos from Hong Kong over the last years in my Hong Kong Facebook Album.

 

Thorsten Overgaard, February 18, 2015

 

 

   
   

 
 

 

   
   
   
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Above: Lawrence Wong took two of the best pictures that has been taken of me and my daughter Robin Isabella von Overgaard traveling together. The irony is that I was waiting for someone to walk through the space above and then gave up. But Lawrence Wong stayed ... and caught me and Robin in the ligth. I didn't even notice or think about it untill I saw the picture the day after.


 


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Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

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