Victoria Harbour by Alex Ogle in Wan Chai District, Hong Kong

Business people look over Victoria Harbour at sunset as seen from the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong. The Central Plaza building has a great lobby area to look over the water, and from the AFP office even higher up there’s some occasionally wonderful sights, like this one of sunrise the other day.

Name:Alex Ogle

Place you live: Hong Kong

Place your photo was taken: Wan Chai district of Hong Kong

Can you sum up Hong Kong? I live in a place where it’s constantly hot and steaming humid and there’s apparently a typhoon every other week bearing down, but I’ve only been here a short while so maybe things will change — also the food is delicious and the pollution can be terrible, which probably contribute to pretty sunsets.

Occupation: Journalist, Agence France-Presse; not a photographer, which I’d like to be

Preoccupation: Taking photos

A perfect day in Hong Kong? I just moved here, Hong Kong, so a good day is exploring.

A perfect meal? Here I like cheap food tucked away in side streets or Pakistani places in Chungking Mansions in Kowloon, but after 4 years in Washington DC I’d call there home in a lot of ways, in which case the Duru Jjigee at the restaurant Mandu on 18th and S where all my friends were.

What is the best thing about your spot? Loads of people everywhere, lots of life, close to forests and hills for hiking.

What is the worst? Loads of people everywhere

A little known fact about where you live? People don’t think of Hong Kong being green and so full of islands and beaches stretching off into the distance, which it is.

Where is your favorite place in the world? New York

Who are your three favorite photographers? W. Eugene SmithRobert CapaJames Nachtwey