hannah grogan

hong kong-based photo taker, writer & editor.

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yesterday was the perfect day

I haven’t posted anything on this site and blog for too long, and this might be a random one to start back with but what the hell. Yesterday was the perfect Saturday. I finally managed to get two of my close friends out to Sai Kung for the first time and it was wonderful seeing the area again through a pair of eyes that haven’t seen it yet. It helps me to appreciate living out here  when you take the time to show others what you love about it. After a bit of a drive, we went for fish and chips at the Chip In and afterwards caught a sampan to the edge of the Geopark. The pollution in Hong Kong has been rather awful lately with winter coming, but there was still some blue sky and a nice cool breeze. The rest of the afternoon was spent at my house eating freshly baked apricot pie and playing scrabble. We ended the day at Clearwater Bay Second Beach to watch the full moon and stars over the sea. It was pretty perfect. I’m in desperate need of more days like this.

After I said goodbye to my friends I carried on home and for dinner, I made an attempt at cooking pizza for the first time (as in, cook my own bases as well – none of this frozen pizza crap). It was surprisingly tasty and not that hard to make. Lately, I’ve been trying to cook more and bake as well. A few weeks ago I bought my mom Donna Hay’s Seasons recipe book. Such a gorgeous collection of recipes and so beautifully put together. Each page is like a photo album from the holiday I wish I could take. Oh Donna, what did I ever do without you? 

It really feels like there is so much to catch up on from the last ten months or so. But to be honest, I don’t even know where to begin. I think I might make a move off social media for a little while. First step was deleting twitter – even though I don’t use it, I still feel it’s another channel that I don’t want or like but have for some reason. Deleted. I want to concentrate on blogging again and writing for something other than the magazines that I’ve been working fiercely on for the last ten months.

One final note – I made a new playlist today of songs that I can’t stop listening to - go ahead and give it a listen.

Sai Kung Harbour
Sampan Hat
Sai Kung Geopark
Clearwater Bay Second Beach - Full Moon
Clearwater Bay Second Beach - Full Moon
Clearwater Bay Second Beach - Full Moon
Donna Hay Pizza

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Sunrise Over Clearwater Bay

I spent a morning last week chasing the sunrise over Clearwater Bay Second Beach for work and these were the result. I haven’t taken enough photographs lately, but I think I found a little bit of inspiration and have some projects in mind coming up very soon (which is something I say a lot.. but I think it’s going to be a good month – getting back into the swing of things).

Clearwater Bay Second Beach Water

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In My Absence

This page has been a little bit neglected of late. I recently got an internship working for a magazine company in HK and haven’t had too much time for my personal work. On the plus side however, I’ve now had work published in three different magazines (for both photography and writing), so that’s a bit groovy. But I’m going to be making a concerted effort to do more in the coming weeks, even if it’s just some words or miscellaneous photos from the week. Until then – Kung Hei Fat Choi! Happy Year of the Snake! Below are a couple of unedited SOOC images taken in and around Sheung Wan [looking up].

You can also check out my facebook page for more regular updates and sneak peeks.

Shards of Glass

Oasis in the City

Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan

Sheung Wan, Looking Up

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A Little Twenty Twelve Photo Review

And the year is almost over. I don’t know how it happened, the last 12 months have gone by so fast. I spent a little while trying to think of everything I’ve done and didn’t do, and I guess the best way I could think of to put it together was through images. All were taken in 2012, and they all feel really important either personally or in an artistic sense. This year has been a bit manic – a big milestone year, and I definitely can’t wait to see all the great things that 2013 has install. A very Happy New Year everyone, and thank you for your marvelous support this entire year – every like, comment and every follow has meant the world to me :)

Kowloon City Reflections

View From Sai Sha Road

A Wedding Dinner

Building Colours

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A Little Christmas Disco

A few snippets from a little Christmas Disco I had the fortune to shoot last Friday at the Harbourside Clubhouse. Such a wonderful bunch of people and so much fun. A big thanks to Vicky and of course Jaya.

In other news, I’m heading to Australia tomorrow for about three weeks. I’ll be pending the holidays with my beautiful family and seeing friends. If anyone is in town and would like to meet up (maybe collab on something fun) then please please email me :) I’ll be hanging around the Central Coast for most of the time, but will be up in Sydney quite frequently too.

I’m not sure how often I’ll get the chance to update this here blog, but can also check out my facebook page for more frequent updates.

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