Taking Tony Blair's picture in his last days as prime minister was the highlight of photographer Siu Wai-hang's visit to England earlier this year. The visit was Mr Siu's prize for winning the Media.UK photography competition, organised by the British Consulate General Hong Kong. Mr Siu is a Year Two student at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. He spent his two weeks in England recording everyday scenes and street life for his project, Life in London. 'My mentor was Dan Chung, a well-known photojournalist working for the Guardian newspaper,' Mr Siu said. 'I learned a lot from him. I was free to take any kind of photo I wanted. People in Britain are not as camera shy as Hong Kong people, and they don't mind being photographed.' The rare opportunity to photograph the prime minister came as a complete - and very pleasant - surprise. One morning, Dan Chung told Mr Siu he had something special lined up for him that day. The young visitor said he could not believe his eyes when he found himself standing in front of 10 Downing Street, one of the world's most famous addresses, and the office residence of the British prime minister. Mr Siu is certain to rank his visit to 10 Downing Street as one of the big moments in his career as a photographer. 'I like the idea of being a photojournalist, because your work is very close to everyday realities,' he said. 'A photojournalist has to be highly alert and observant, and ready to make split-second decisions. I love the excitement, fun and challenge of taking press pictures.' Mr Siu's London photographs are on display at a Hong Kong exhibition, alongside outstanding pictures taken by leading Hong Kong and British photojournalists over the last 10 years. The Points of View: 10-Year Retrospective Photo Exhibition from UK and HK is on view at the British Consulate General in Hong Kong until August 17.