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    nicholas dominic talvola says:

    " from the dark to bring the light, you got the touch my friend and a very unique style that makes you stand out."

    August 5th, 2012

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    NyYankee says:

    "Jonathan is truly a street master.
    He really incarnates Hong Kong's Darkest Soul."

    May 7th, 2012

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    [~Bryan~] says:

    "The true master of street photography in Hong Kong, he shows us another side of our city."

    January 28th, 2012

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    clarence kk says:

    "If I must name three of the most important Hong Kong street photographers :

    Yau Leung 邱良 、Fan Ho 何藩 and K_iwi."

    November 10th, 2011

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    Connate says:

    "K_iwi show me hong kong as I pictured it in the channel 8 chinese movies in my childhood- with his style, it brings a kind of sentimentality and nostalgic feel to how I imagined the place to be- I suppose most felt this way too. His works have a kind of depth that is usually unfelt by most people. Great job, and keep shooting! :)"

    July 26th, 2011

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    Copenhagen Street Photography says:

    "Love the RAW documentary style.
    Love the dark moody almost Blade Runner feel to it.
    Love the dirty and underground feel to it.
    Love his composition.
    Love his courage.
    Love his balls....and I'm not even gay."

    March 30th, 2011

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    sinnen says:

    "I have a K_iwi addiction."

    March 2nd, 2011

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    Edo HdezG says:

    "Un trabajo realmente atrayente e impactante.
    Un gran dominio de la composición y el blanco y negro.
    Gracias por compartir con toda la comunidad fotográfica tus trabajos."

    October 31st, 2010

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    [ pikture ] says:

    "I have not had such a shock for a long time
    It's just incredible, these images are the essence of photography.
    What I'm discovering (sorry, i'm late) are not just very good pictures, but some true masterpieces.
    Can't take away from my mind."

    August 14th, 2010

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    lille abe says:

    "an excellent eye for street photography!
    stunning B&W work!
    here you will find out what "get closer" really means!
    love the documentary feeling too...
    sentimental, nostalgic, real HK with its people, places and atmosphere!

    briliant work, mate!"

    June 6th, 2010

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    ww__ says:

    "I would say Jonathan is one of the finest street photographer you can find in Hong Kong. He interacts with people so intimately that you can actually feel a story behind their facial expression.
    Keep up the great work. Your photos always inspire me."

    April 12th, 2010

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    Thomas Luk says:

    "Beyond his braveness going into the "dark zone" in the street, there is no one, including those "famous" photographers, can match K_iwi 's candid snapshot in Hong Kong. He knows how to impact the eyes of his audience and shows them the real world.
    K_iwi is a great observer and reporter."

    April 12th, 2010

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    ~Ken Tsang~ says:

    "K_iwi's photos are unique, he is a very skillful and creative. He shoot like an invisible man and through his work we can see the "dark" side of HK! Respect!"

    April 13th, 2010

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    Jiang D 蔣世基 says:

    "one of my street hero ..!"

    March 12th, 2010

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    郑忠强 says:

    "Your stream has brought me so much inspiration since HCB. Truly a Master ."

    February 7th, 2010

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    James Yeung says:

    "You'll find the alternative side of Hong Kong in Jonathan's photostream. The vice, the secrets, the good and the bad are all unveiled in his unique pictures. Welcome to the real HK!"

    December 11th, 2009

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    moxie mojo says:

    "this is long overdue...;)

    he inspires me...
    and we all need a little inspiration in our lives.

    so thank you mr k_iwi

    *and thanks for putting up with my edit requests!* :P"

    November 22nd, 2009

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    May 18th, 2009

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    jaeming says:

    "I love K_iwi's photostream for the great influx of cultural shots from HK. I always find myself checking to see what's new. I haven't been to HK before (closest I've gotten is Zhuhai and Macao), but everytime I veiw K_Iwi's photos, I have this irresistible urge to jump the next flight to that part of the world and get immersed in the culture again. Thanks for letting us all live through your lens!"

    April 19th, 2009

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    Yubai K says:

    "K_iwi knows how to bring you in a very intimate contact with HK city, its walls and streets, its men and ladies, its holes and decay, and sometimes its smell. He's catching the soul of this fantastic city though stunning bw shots and sometimes excellent colors ones. To me, he's great !"

    April 14th, 2009

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    ramontic_ says:

    "to Be or not to Be ...
    that is the anwser....
    for the ones who have a camera instead of a skull in the hand....
    ....and you are...¡¡¡¡

    March 29th, 2009

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    hurtingbombz says:

    "The King of HK Street. An epic journey into HK's Heart of Darkness... his stream humanises HK in a way nobody else does."

    March 25th, 2009

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    Linc ~ says:

    "Not many photographier can capture personality in their photos. Ki_wi is one of them. I never met K_iwi in person, but I can feel his personality reflected his photos. I enjoy seeing the world through his lens. I also admired his daring style as well. He took photos of subjects I would avoid . Thanks for sharing your photos with us."

    January 17th, 2009

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    ∆floyd says:

    "It´not good to call someone "a source of inspiration"-
    because you might tend to copy his style, approach
    or even his eyes. But in K_iwi´s case I´m getting
    deep down to the source of photography and this
    is something rare and precious- without the danger
    to become a blueprint.

    A phat "THANK YOU!", K_iwi.

    August 22nd, 2008

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    Eddie . . says:

    "good eyes!"

    August 21st, 2008

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    Glass&Tubes says:

    "I love a 鬼佬 that calls himself that. Great stuff. Keep it up."

    August 15th, 2008

Jonathan van Smit
January 2007
Hong Kong, China
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jvansmit [at]