R.I.P. by Alex Ogle in Hong Kong

A cemetery on the western side of Hong Kong island. The graves are Christian but they’re laid out with consideration of Feng Shui, rising up the hillside to make a surreal sort of amphitheater in order for the dead to have a good sea view.

Name:Alex Ogle

Place you live: Hong Kong

Place your photo was taken: Western side of Hong Kong Island

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, like this one recently from the office overlooking the harbor.

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