Douce d’Ivry is a French photographer based in Hong Kong. She specialises in street and fashion photography. Douce’s style is inspired by artists such as Fred Herzog, Joel Meyerowitz and William Eggleston but also by the poetic and coloured world of one of her favourite directors Wong Far Wai. Her photography is characterized by its strong contrast and saturated colours with a touch of humour. Often shot outdoors, most pictures are taken using film cameras including compact cameras which allow her to be more discreet and capture her subjects in their natural states.
“Often referred to as The Rock, Hong Kong has an ever-changing landscape, stuck between the beautiful wild forest and the emerald sea. On this small piece of land live some of the most charismatic and diverse people I have ever met. From the billionaire in her pink Rolls Royce driving down Queen Road, to the traditional dried fish vendor or the shirtless tattooed courier rushing through the crowds, Hong Kong has been the most fascinating place to observe and capture through my lens for the past two years. I have spent hours roaming through the streets and back alleys trying to shoot the everyday lives of the Hong Kong people in their own and unique environment. Spontaneous, quirky and often unusual, this series of pictures entitled ‘Hong Kong Colors’ has been shot entirely using film cameras, with minimum editing to retain their authenticity and true nature.”
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