吉姆 JIM HOFMAN | Photography Faces & places in China

Hong Kong Streets
Qingxi Streets
Yangjiang Streets V1
Shanghai & Ningbo in February
On the streets
Arrivals - New T3 Terminal at Shenzhen Airport
Photo Dim Sum
Extreme Fashion in China
Night Light
China Tech
Shopping in Yangjiang
Yangjiang Street Photos
Made in China
Hong Kong Streets
Hong Kong Streets

I was able to get in a few hours of photos in Hong Kong (Kowloon) before heading to the airport to fly home. It was a gorgeous afternoon and I ran around like a crazy man getting shots in the narrow streets of Tsim Sha Tsui.

Yangjiang Streets V2
Yangjiang Streets V2

I’m back for my second tour of Yangjiang on this trip and the weather improved a lot. There are actually shadows in these photos!

I found our money…
I found our money...

Yep – it’s all here. At the Wanda Plaza mall in Ningbo. This extremely upscale mall looks like it came straight from any major city in the US. Caution – rant ahead.

Departures – New T3 Terminal at Shenzhen Airport
Departures - New T3 Terminal at Shenzhen Airport

In December I photographed the 1 week old Shenzhen Terminal 3 arrivals hall because I had flown into the airport from Ningbo. Last week I departed from the airport so I could photograph the departures hall (and get to Ningbo). It was more spectacular than the arrivals areas because of the expansive perforated ceiling.

Qingxi Streets
Qingxi Streets

Yet another weekend layover in Qingxi gave me some time at the central market for street photos. A very photogenic place if you can handle the smells.

Yangjiang Streets V1
Yangjiang Streets V1

I’m making two passes through Yangjiang on this trip. These are photos from pass number one.

Shanghai & Ningbo in February
Shanghai & Ningbo in February

I only had one day to cruise around Pudong and grab a few shots. It was nice to hit the streets after a particularly brutal Minnesota winter. Just walking around the city was a treat after hibernating for the last 3 months.

On the streets
On the streets

This hasn’t been a great trip for street photos because of the weather and a busy schedule. I got out for a few hours in Yangjiang to take these shots.

Arrivals – New T3 Terminal at Shenzhen Airport
Arrivals - New T3 Terminal at Shenzhen Airport

I flew into the new (1 week old) T3 terminal yesterday and took some photos before the building becomes too dog-eared. It’s a beautiful structure with some unique repeating patterns. I watched this terminal being built over the last few years and was pretty excited about getting inside to see the results. I wasn’t disappointed.

Faces & Places in China – The Video
Faces & Places in China - The Video

I’ve compiled the “Greatest Hits of 2013″ into a five minute video along with some pithy commentary.

Photo Dim Sum
Photo Dim Sum

Dim sum refers to a style of Cantonese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. This is photo dim sum. The menu today is a handful of semi-unrelated bite-sized portions.

Brides on the Beach
Brides on the Beach

I went to the beach on Saturday and witnessed an interesting phenomena. One of the most popular locations for wedding photos is seaside. I know a lot about Chinese wedding photography now because my friend Mike just got married in China and he went through this drill.

Extreme Fashion in China
Extreme Fashion in China

“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”
Oscar Wilde 

Wholesale Food in Shenzhen
Wholesale Food in Shenzhen

Ordinarily I wouldn’t write a post about wholesale food, but it was actually an interesting adventure. Some friends needed to stock-up on meat and invited me to go to a huge restaurant wholesale market in Shenzhen.

Night Light
Night Light

Photography is all about capturing light. At night most modern cameras struggle because digital sensors don’t perform well in low light conditions. My current Nikon D7000 does a great job during the day and in the studio – where there’s light. Not so much at night.

China Tech
China Tech

I’m amazed at how technology is taking over people’s lives in China, much in the same way it has in the US. The boys in China are glued to smart phones and computer screens just like in the US. Their faces are illuminated by the dim glow from games.

Shopping in Yangjiang
Shopping in Yangjiang

I arrived in Yangjiang a couple days ago and needed to do some grocery shopping. I decided to take some camera gear to the grocery store to document the local flavor. Some indoor street photography on a hot Sunday afternoon…

Yangjiang Street Photos
Yangjiang Street Photos

Everytime I come to Yangjiang I take a very long walk through the city. The same path each time. Each time I see totally different sites and people. It’s never the same twice.