Trade 84 | Ark Eden

Just ahead of Christmas I was brought along to party thrown on this permaculture farm buried up in one of the valleys of Lantau. Somewhere in between sitting around the fire, a few too many beers, running into someone I had met before at a festival in Belgium and a cocksure mountain bike descent down the weaving path at the end of the night I chatted with the owner, Jenny. Cue February and I was back again to stay this time. 'Did I really bomb down this path at 3am?' I thought to myself as walked up it in the daylight.

As I've written before, Lantau Island falls on the other end of the spectrum of what you might picture when someone says 'Hong Kong'. Roaming buffalo and birdlife, sprawling valleys and wetlands - a biodiversity Jenny and Ark Eden's team are trying to protect and educate on as developers set their sights on the currently green island.

I spent my time documenting the wildlife, surroundings and their farm-to-table approach as well as the workshops/activities they host. Not to mention enjoying several nights of deep sleep having swapped out the eclectic Hong Kong central soundtrack for the chitter-chatter of crickets.

British photographer moving between hosts and countries through a back-to-back series of creative trades. Exchanging my photography for all of my needs in a mission to reach every continent without needing money.