Krasnogorsk Lives

Over the lockdown I became obsessed with trying to simulate celluloid film with digital cameras. After musing over it for months, I finally decided why not just shoot 16mm? Well, the price of course. However, I decided to try my hand at it despite my financial reservations. I picked up a Krasnogorsk 3 from a local fellow in Toronto for $500 which had already been modded to Super 16. After a few touch ups, it seemed to be working but there was only one way to find out. So I followed a few friends who were painting a mural in Graffiti Alley around for a day to give it a shot.

Oct 1 Evening - 120mm Film

After a day of documenting unrest on Oct 1, I ventured out to grab a bowl of noodles. I brought my GSW90II to grab some street photography on the way but I didn’t realize protests were still kicking off further down the road.

Mong Kok saw some heavy clashes between Protestors and Police, however by the time night came around the groups had moved further along Nathan road. Smalls groups of locals and journalists stood around chatting about what they saw that day. It was a pretty surreal and calm moment after a day of complete chaos.

Hong Kong Sept 27 - 28

On Sept 28, 2019, people gathered in Edinburgh Park to bring attention to the victims of the San Uk Ling Holding Centre whom have alleged police abuse while in custody. Speakers took to the stage to relay their experiences to the crowd.

The following day another rally was called nearby. Thousands of people gathered in Tamar Park to chant and sing protest songs. Afterwards some protestors headed to the gates of the HK Government Complex to express their frustrations. Police retaliated with tear gas and water cannons. After a few hours the protestors disappeared into the streets.

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