Hong Kong

Just a short train from mainland China lies the former British colony of Hong Kong. Thanks to its colourful history, Hong Kong has become one of the most multi-cultural cities across Asia and it boasts an equally diverse range of architecture. 

Hong Kong appears at first glance to be a thriving metropolis, but it is not without problems. There is an impressive sub-culture which is driven by the city's youth, many of whom are fed up with spiralling rents and ever-slimmer political liberties. Many young people are planning a life outside of Hong Kong, the city where their ancestors sought refuge many generations before them. Many older people also endure similar struggles to make ends meet and can be found working day and night, well into their old age. 

This photo-essay explores the relationship between the towering blocks of the Kowloon peninsula and the people that ply their trade in the winding alleys below.