Far removed from the glitz and glamor of the cosmopolitan city it is known as today, Greg Girard’s series Hong Kong: 1974-1989 is a look at its grittier, authentic side. From his first visit in 1974 to his eventual relocation in the 80s, Girard snapped photographs of seedy bars, neon-lit roads, high-rise structures, partying Western soldiers and tattoo parlors while wandering down Wanchai, Causeway Bay, Nathan Road or Mongkok. Bathed in evening neon hues or under the harsh light of day, Girard’s atmospheric slices of life will make you marvel at how much time has changed the city, both socially and physically.

Girard’s work will be featured in an exhibit titled HK:PM at Hong Kong’s Blue Lotus Gallery from Oct 27 to Nov 12, 2017; and its book version is also available here. Follow him on Instagram.

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