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HONG KONG was my gate to Asia. In the time I spent there, I got to know the city and its surroundings as a place where different worlds coexist, and where space is scarce.

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Aiste Stancikaite

Aiste Stancikaite works with images and texts to tell stories about places and people. She has finished her degree in Fine Arts and since then is travelling and doing different creative projects around the world. At the moment Aiste is exploring Asia with a photo camera in hand. You can follow her journey and see some more works at Tea Shot.

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  • Sarah Shaw

    Aiste, I love the bold shapes and patterns you capture within these modern skyscrapers; they’re so poetic. I remember seeing your photos from Singapore earlier on Matador, and I’m looking forward to seeing more on your website.

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