Hong Kong’s Ladies’ Market Is a Futuristic Neon Paradise
“Shooting at the Ladies’ Market was amazing,” says Shaughnessy. “In a city that is all about stimulation, we captivated people’s attention when we took to the street. It was wild! I’m sure everyone was thinking, ‘Who is this clown girl?’”
The Ladies’ Market in the neighbourhood of Mong Kok is full-on frantic but fun. The streets are lined with rivers of people moving in swirling currents in all directions. Above the fray, the ramshackle apartments are festooned with neon signs. As you pass karaoke-wailing wannabes, costumed street performers and food stall vendors, you’ll marvel at the madcap carnival of humanity.
“There’s a sense of technological utopia here. It’s like you’re walking in a dream of what the world is going to be like in 100 years but it’s now.”