Wander the Streets of a Neon-Lit Hong Kong at Night With These Haunting Images by Greg Girard
Hong Kong has definitely been proving itself as a picture perfect place for anyone looking for that gritty, urban cityscape shots, the type of backdrop you’ll see in Blade Runner and Ghost in The Shell–two films that actually took inspiration from the SAR. Seeing as we’re quick to post anything Hong Kong based, as well as anything cast under a vibrant neon glow (and we’re sure you’re aware of by now), the following photo series should come as no surprise as a post.
The images come courtesy of Canadian-born photographer Greg Girard, who scoured the streets of the Asian urban jungle from 1974 to 1989, capturing the ghostly empty scenes at night–a juxtapose to daytime’s typical overcrowding–made even more eerie thanks to the blanket of neon lights that cover the sprawl. From florescent, dingy alleyways to vice-filled store fronts, right down to bright pink puddles reflecting the subtle sin that permeates throughout the city, Girard’s series does an amazing job at capturing a certain spirit about the place that you’ll only be familiar with if you’ve walked those very streets yourself. Otherwise, get a glimpse at what that feels like through the images throughout, then head here to see more from the talented Greg Girard.