I found this man setting up his storyboards in a street in Mong Kok, Hong Kong in January of 2011.

A small crowd had gathered to read his story. I was keen to know what he had to say and a young man was kind enough to try and translate some of this for me.

Apparently this man had met a woman in 1982 and had lost contact with her and has been searching for her ever since. I found this particularly touching and took this photograph in the hope that somebody will be able to read this for me and tell me more.

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street photography, man, mong kok, hong kong, b w, story


  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 3 years ago

    Great catch Jodie, wow I would love to hear the story too! :))

  • Hopefully someone here will be able to read it and let us know what it says.

    – JodieT

  • Jen Waltmon
    Jen Waltmonover 3 years ago

    Wow, Jodie! Amazing shot and story. I hope he finds her!!

  • I hope so too, I thought about this for days afterwards. I hope someone can translate this for me.

    – JodieT

  • seeya
    seeyaover 3 years ago

    What a love story! Wonderful capture. Sandy

  • Thanks Sandy, I was touched by his efforts. I hope that is what this really says though – who knows!

    – JodieT

  • robigeehk
    robigeehkover 3 years ago

    I love photos like this. Brimming with a human story. Lovely moment. Great that someone was able to translate the man’s touching story for you.

  • The story is great – I hope someone here can tell me more of the story that he has written.

    – JodieT

  • SPFisher
    SPFisherover 3 years ago

    oh, how sad!! beautiful shot kodie :)

  • It is sad and touching but I am left wanting more. Thanks Simone.

    – JodieT

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 3 years ago

    So interesting…these street shots are amazing!!

  • Thanks Gena – it was a fun trip. Still catching up with the editing and culling.

    – JodieT

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    Awesome Jodie.

  • Thanks heaps Don.

    – JodieT

  • Daphne Gonzalvez
    Daphne Gonzalvezover 3 years ago

    Great find! Great story! You shouldn’t have a problem getting it translated.

  • I was hoping that someone on RB might give me some help but so far nothing yet.

    – JodieT

  • rosson1
    rosson1over 3 years ago

  • Yay! Thank you muchly! Now do you know what it says by any chance lol?

    – JodieT

  • rosson1
    rosson1over 3 years ago

    LOL! Something about being Featured and owing the hosts $50 each:))

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