HKFP Lens: Full-colour, dreamy shots of Hong Kong in 1971 and 1980, Part 1 of 2

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HKFP Lens: Full-colour, dreamy shots of Hong Kong in 1971 and 1980, Part 1 of 2
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At the request of HKFP, Sergei Sputnikoff has scanned hundreds of Kodachrome slides of historic Hong Kong captured by a distant American relative he knew as Uncle Bill.

Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong – scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.

He travelled all over the world in the 70s and 80s and took a bunch of slide photos… When he passed away, my father-in-law saved his slide collection from being thrown away. Then I saved it when he himself decided to throw it away, Sputnikoff said.

Uncle Bill visited the city twice, in 1971 and 1980, capturing around 300 scenes.

Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong - 1970s scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong – scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong - 1970s scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong – scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong - 1970s scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong – scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong - 1970s scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong – scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong - 1970s scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong – scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong - 1970s scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong – scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong - 1970s scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong – scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong - 1970s scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong – scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong - 1970s scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong – scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong - 1970s scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong – scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong - 1970s scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong – scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong - 1970s scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong – scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong - 1970s scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong – scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong - 1970s scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong – scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong - 1970s scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong – scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong - 1970s scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.
Full-colour vintage photography from old Hong Kong – scenery, transport, harbour views. Photo: Supplied.

Photos by Uncle Bill. Words by Tom Grundy.

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