Kowloon Wasted Youth

Kowloon Wasted Youth is a photography series by Andreas Demeter, a German photographer, DJ, music producer, and art director currently based in Hong Kong. Shot on 35mm analog film without the use of any postproduction, the series is a visual diary of moments from the artist’s life, shot between 2016 and 2017.


Andreas Demeter是来自德国的一名摄影师、DJ、音乐制作人和艺术总监,现居香港。在2016年至2017年期间,他用35mm胶片拍摄了《Kowloon Wasted Youth》系列,作为一个记录生活的视觉日记,所有照片都没有经过任何后期编辑。

Demeter says about the series, “I wanted to give a glimpse into the odd beauty, seductive charm and harsh contrasts below the shiny surface of this hopelessly overpopulated post-colonial melting pot of Eastern and Western culture that likes to dub itself ‘Asia’s World City’ – a term that is being scoffed at by the local youth of today in a time of weltschmerz and political uncertainty, grasping for freedom and autonomy, while being forced to give in to the slow and sneaky erosion of hypercapitalism.”


Demeter在介绍这一摄影系列时表示:”我想展现那些奇特的美丽、诱人的魅力,以及在这个人口极度过剩的后殖民地、东方和西方文化的大熔炉中,光鲜繁荣的表面之下强烈的矛盾对比。这座城市自称为‘亚洲的世界都市’,然而,在这个充满悲观主义和政治不确定的时期,对于那些想要获得自由和自主权、又不得不屈服于超资本主义缓慢而诡秘的侵蚀的香港青年来说,这只是一个充满讽刺意味的称号。”

For Demeter, Kowloon encompasses a more authentic side of Hong Kong, in contrast to the shiny skyscrapers and sterilized streets of Hong Kong Island. Through his series, he hopes to capture a side of Hong Kong’s youth culture that is “a lot more local, charismatic, charming, and authentic.”


对于Demeter来说,与香港岛的摩天大楼和干净街道相比,九龙代表着香港更真实的一面。通过这一个摄影系列,他希望能够体现出他眼中”更地道,更有魅力和更真实“的香港青年文化。

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Contributor: George Zhi Zhao


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供稿人: George Zhi Zhao