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johnchoy
08-19-2009, 06:13 AM
Hi all,

These works were taken at The Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate from 08/2008 to 4/2009.

Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate was built in the 1960s as a resettlement estate. It is scheduled to be demolished in 2009.

Pls visit http://ntk.johnchoy.com/ and comment.

Cheers,

John


moderator fixed broken link

Bill Bailey
09-18-2009, 02:22 PM
This is a website that is worthy of praise. Well done - I'm surprised others haven't commented on it.
The panos give a good feel about the lifestyle of some of the people in Hong Kong
thx for sharing
Bill

Sam Rohn
09-19-2009, 08:06 PM
hi john -

this is truly excellent work, will you be publishing them as a book ? i'll buy one !

sam

Terrywoodenpic
09-20-2009, 02:17 AM
Beautiful work
and excellently displayed.

Makiru
09-20-2009, 03:15 AM
I live in Hong kong and these are totally the type of picture I would like to take. Absolutely brilliant...

johnchoy
09-21-2009, 10:42 AM
First of all, Thanks all for viewing and comment.


This is a website that is worthy of praise. Well done - I'm surprised others haven't commented on it.
The panos give a good feel about the lifestyle of some of the people in Hong Kong
thx for sharing

Hi Bill, thanks for yr praise. Without yr product (NN5) and yr site great info, I would not have the stimulation to try this approach for this project. I gained trust from the people I shot because of the panos, and I'm grateful to learn this technique from internet. Thank you.

I would also like to say I just bought the R10 and intend to use it with my sigma 8mm to record the life after the estate relocation. this time it will be interactive VR.



this is truly excellent work, will you be publishing them as a book ? i'll buy one !

Hi Sam, Thanks fro yr comment on my webpage guestbook. And if I'm correct, Thanks again for linking my site to panodigg.

For book publication. The matter seems to be very complicated at the meantime............lack of funds and the ability to write plus no connection with publishing media or more............... I won't rule it out in the future, but I think it is not finished yet. Right now, I 'd rather have a follow up on them after their relocation. After that, will reconsider about it.

hindenhaag
09-22-2009, 11:34 AM
hi john,

brilliant work, beautiful concept plus the energy to go through to let us see such a good result. You can realize this comes from somebody who might give his heart away for this work. :wink:

To set up a book you do not need a publisher in the beginning. If you own a mac, with apple you can set up nice fotobooks on your own, print them with apple, and sell them on your own. This might be a good business to sell them to tourists in upper class hotels or somewhere else...... ::001_smile:

Thanks again

Heinz

Sam Rohn
09-22-2009, 07:30 PM
thanks john -

yep, that was me on panodigg (http://panodigg.com/) :001_smile:

you can easily self publish using sites like

http://www.mpix.com/
http://www.blurb.com/
http://asukabook.com/
http://www.apollo-imagizing.com/
http://www.mypublisher.com/

here's one by kent durk of www.360icon.com - http://www.blurb.com/books/864360

these end up being kind of not too cheap for books of any real size, but you could make up a nice dummy to show to publishers, i would think this would go over well on the art book circuit -

somethng like this would be nice - Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York (http://www.amazon.com/Store-Front-Disappearing-Face-York/dp/1584232277")

sam

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Sam Rohn
09-22-2009, 07:35 PM
broken links above should be -

http://panodigg.com/

and

http://www.amazon.com/Store-Front-Disappearing-Face-York/dp/1584232277

bill, no way to edit existing posts ?

sam

Bill Bailey
09-23-2009, 06:26 AM
broken links above should be -
http://panodigg.com/
and
http://www.amazon.com/Store-Front-Disappearing-Face-York/dp/1584232277
bill, no way to edit existing posts ?
sam


links fixed - and you now have up to 30 minutes to edit posts.
thx
Bill

johnchoy
09-23-2009, 11:15 AM
Thanks Heinz and Sam for the advice and encouragement. Will seriously think about it.

also thanks for introducing kent durk website to me.

Sam Rohn
09-27-2009, 08:36 PM
hans nyberg has also posted these as 360° VRs, here http://www.panoramas.dk/2009/Ngau-Tau-Kok-hongkong.html

again, awesome work john, i'm fascinated by these busy, cluttered lived in spaces, ive seen old photos of kowloon walled city (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kowloon_Walled_City), i suppose this is somewhat similar....

sam

Bill Bailey
09-28-2009, 06:56 AM
hidden treasures.....
As most will agree John's work is certainly worthy of review. I was very surprised to see it go a month without comments. I would encourage all members and moderators (myself included) to seek out threads that show 0 replies and make comments - especially in the gallery section.
It's one way to help build enthusiasm for those venturing into panoramic photography and many times we are rewarding ourselves with surprise creative expressions like what John's work here as shown. And this thread actually spawned another thread on Self Publishing books as well :001_smile:
Keep up the great work John - you're an inspiration to many.
Cheers
Bill

slerman
09-28-2009, 03:15 PM
It's great to see panoramic work that captures the spirit of people, not just places. Fantastic!

Bill Bailey
09-28-2009, 07:11 PM
Hey John,
We actually posted this website on twitter to bring added exposure to your work.
Good luck
Bill

johnchoy
09-29-2009, 10:03 AM
I'm flattered by u guys comment.............a bit of pressure somehow for improvement :tongue_smilie:

Thanks all again.

Bill, special thanks to yr twitter post too.

riefa
10-02-2009, 07:09 PM
due to some reasons, its been a while since i log in to NN Forum...
and now when i do log in, this post directly catch my interest....

a very nice presentation of panorama & also the project..:wink:

I'm interested on your web presentation.....is it customized or there are a template available....:001_smile:

Thanks for sharing your work, it is really pleases my eyes & mind..:wink:

johnchoy
10-03-2009, 03:53 AM
Thanks Riefa,

I made this presentation by using http://page-flip.com/products/flippingbook-html-edition/

johnchoy
10-25-2009, 11:50 AM
I'm following up the LNTK, for those who interest in this case, pls visit it at

www.johnchoy.com/?cat=4

johnchoy
06-17-2010, 08:56 AM
Hi all,

I finally publish my works of the Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate in Hong Kong.
http://www.johnchoy.com/lntkbook.jpg

http://www.johnchoy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/20100605_01-590x197.jpg
It was quite a happy ending to this project that some of the LNTK neighbors also attended the book launch http://www.johnchoy.com/?p=963

And for those who would interest in the book, please visit http://www.asiaonebooks.com/productDetails.php?&bookID=00000123

Cheers,

John

hindenhaag
06-17-2010, 09:55 AM
John,

This is a great day for you having your own work in hands in form of a book.

Congratulations.

I adore you having gone this way, in first case you was a bit undecided. See our last posts, september, october 2009! A long way to go.

I will order some books for me and my friends. I see it as a historical and cultural documentation.

I will have a chin chin on you tonight,

Best regards

Heinz

johnchoy
06-18-2010, 01:31 PM
Thanks Heinz for your support.

I admit I'm lucky to have the book finally published but at the same time my mind is rather exhausted now. What I was doing in 2009 was some exhibitions and exposure-wise related things with the LNTK....................... seemed I came to a halt in terms of photography.

I wish I can start a new project very soon.

spiritburner
06-19-2010, 10:58 AM
submit them to Kolor at autopano pro http://www.panobook.org/ and see if you can get them published in this years book! closing date is july 19...

good Luck

Neil