An ordinary cargo dock has become an urban backdrop for selfies, portraits, and endless creativity.
Photographs byPierfrancesco Celada
Published October 19, 2017
• 2 min read
On the west side of Hong Kong Island, on the waters of Victoria Harbor, is a pier that has become much more than just a pier. Every day, from sunrise to sunset, young people gather with their friends, props and selfie sticks to take portraits against the pier’s cargo pallets, shipping bollards, and standing pools of water.
The pier, known officially as the Western District Public Cargo Working Area, has an industrial background that lends well to photos, and particularly ones that garner likes on Instagram. Italian photographer Pierfrancesco Celada, who lives in Hong Kong, walked by one day and noticed the pockets of people scattered all over the pier taking photos, some as silly as jumping selfies, and in
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