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Ship-building in Macau was once famed throughout Southeast Asia. Today the industry is in decline. Modern machines have replaced much of the manual labour. But the workers still have to sweat for a living. I was born and raised in Macau - I feel I am part of the place and have an obligation to record traditional ways of life that are disappearing. Being lazy is one of the main reasons why I like photography. I like its swiftness. I can grasp the image in just a split second. I love the developing process in the dark room. I can manipulate the birth of each image and regain my real self.

Ng Chi Ho