Killing time in Tsim Sha Tsui, I leaned on the rail near the Star Ferry Pier and gazed at the sunset. It was only after standing there awhile that I noticed the giant Canon advertisement. And only after awhile longer that I wondered why the man holding the camera was shirtless:
At Christmas time, I ducked into someplace in Causeway Bay for coffee and was greeted with this view of an enormous crotch and pair of breasts:
And last autumn, these giant photoshopped waifs — almost appearing to be made of elastic — appeared on Queen’s Road, Central:
I suppose the only thing that makes these advertisements odd, is that most people in Hong Kong are not very flashy and don’t actively display their sexuality. Young men and women wear jeans and sneakers like a uniform and a typical middle-age couple looks like this:
But I suppose they wouldn’t sell much.
(With thanks to my mom, Linda Brown, for snapping the last two photos.)