In the Mood of Monsoon
A photographer lands in Hong Kong with expectations to capture the essence of multidimensional Hong Kong. Stuck in what he called a complicated opportunity of either being caught in the rain or bestowed teasing bursts of sunshine, his reward was the island’s fierce beauty.
Words and Photos: Bigs Vatcharasith
What can you expect if you arrive in Hong Kong during the monsoon season and a typhoon greets you? Sure, it’s common enough during the season but what does the wrath of Category 8 storm advisory mean? Perplexed with the rain’s shifting moods, I start and stop, the changing weather plays with my emotions.
I woke up every morning for days on end in Hong Kong with this conundrum – what can I expect? I don’t want to go out, there’s a storm warning posted everywhere.
I try to cheer up. If you want something different, you’ve got to fight for it.
I’m walking in the rain, it’s crazy windy. I’m giving myself a pep talk. Be patient, I repeat to myself, and wait for the perfect light. Use my instincts, find the hidden message in this situation.