20090924-50 (match)

Matches grow like mushrooms in the damp patches of the city. Excused from sunlight, they develop swelling, sulphurous heads that, when struck, will light their way to the iron strictures of full illumination (James Cowan, in his A Mapmaker's Dream, 1996, tells of a certain people, enemies of Genghis Khan, who lived underground because they could not bear the noise of the sun's rising).
All photographs by Lee Ka-sing
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