Hong Kong has to be one of the most-photographed cities on Earth, but
these shots present a rarely-seen perspective by documentarians or
pedestrians … unless they look straight up.
From Vertical Art Space: “Romain
Jacquet-Lagreze is a French graphic artist with a Masters in multimedia
and art from East Paris University. His interest in photography began
during his period of working in Los Angeles and Tokyo, and subsequently
blossomed into a passion after his arrival in Hong Kong.”
His Vertical Horizon series emphasizes the vast scale of tall
structures, but also the “heterogeneous character” of the built
environment – traditional alongside modern, scrappy versus refined,
small set against large.
While some of his images are taken from the top down, or at an angle,
many of the most powerful ones are straight-up vertical captures.
Somehow, these more predictable approaches lack the striking gravitas of
their deceptively-flat cousins.