Alex NG is a Hong Kong-based photographer born in the ’60s. He studied journalism in the 1980s, and would travel to Mainland China by rail taking photographs on slide film. Years later, he was looking through an old box of slides and came across this series below, which he decided to turn into an exhibition.
Alex NG says:
“To many locals born in Hong Kong in the 60s, Mainland China in the 70s & 80s was so near and yet so far. Although Mainland China was at the doorstep, it was like a land of mystery.”
The quality of photos shot on slide film gives such a wonderful feeling of nostalgia and it’s a fascinating look into a 1980’s China.
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Jessica grew up in the tropics of North Australia. She writes about films, and occasionally gets to write and direct them.
She has a love of silent films, they are the closest she will ever get to "time travel." However, on some real travels she spotted a polar bear while visiting the Arctic, and has enjoyed the view of the Mongolian plains on a train from Russia to China.
Her favorite fruit is pomegranate and her most memorable gift is a Super 8 camera from her husband, which she is keen to shoot some footage of Antarctic icebergs on one day.