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Mido Café, 63 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei "We spend our time relaxing behind this sign, playing mahjong in the restaurant after it closes. Our neon sign is our brand. Customers see it and they know how to find us upstairs."Next We all come into contact with neon signs when roaming around the streets of Hong Kong after dark, but do we ever really think about how they add to our daily lives? In My Neon City, Wing Shya captures the world of the Hong Kong citizens who live and work in the glow of our city’s neon signs. His photographs reveal neon signs from the opposite side – behind and within. Unlike what you might assume, in most cases the subjects report that the signs help to facilitate business, or even add a sense of calm to their homes. Christopher Doyle’s ‘Filming in the Neon World’ Approaching the presence of neon in Hong Kong from a completely different perspective, award-winning director Christopher Doyle speaks of his experiences in Filming in the Neon World in this video, describing neon as a person, with definitive qualities that make it unique. He insists that neon adds to the ambience of his films, creating a certain shining beauty and unique glow around people, especially women. According to Doyle, neon is part of the Hong Kong experience: “Our space is a neon space, it’s a light space, it’s a space of energy that is electric…it’s the energy of Hong Kong.”
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