Hong Kong is my favourite Asian city, and I visit it whenever I have a chance. With every visit, I discover a new face of the city.
I spent several days wandering its streets to find and capture striking shades and shapes, especially moments where the concrete is broken up by different details. Other images focus on the geometric shapes and contrasts created as the city’s skyscrapers jostle for position. I became especially fascinated by the scale of Hong Kong’s tower blocks, which house thousands of people, and I used street level perspective to draw attention to their size. The buildings’ towering presence is further emphasised by the minuscule clothes that dot the balconies, and the juxtaposition of nearby amenities.
I wanted to present the exteriors of these buildings in opposition to their interiors. The goal was to highlight the light and delicate features. I really wanted to find new angles and perspectives through my lens. Honing in on bolts of brightness and panelling that wraps around the outside of buildings, this series of images reframe the city’s architecture.
From a distance, the buildings resemble geometric patterns. Close inspection of the images reveals that there’s more here than monolithic apartment blocks. Belongings — drying laundry, mops, birdfeeders and the like—reinforce the notion that these tiny, stacked spaces are people’s homes.
In recent years, Hong Kong has become a muse in the realm of architectural photography. Its densely packed, vertical apartments have inspired mind-boggling images from the side, from below, and above. These images capture the geometric lines of the city’s soaring, dense towers and also something of its street life and vitality.
关于标题是我在到香港说的第一句话“让我迷失在这座城市吧”。香港是唯一 一个有冲动想要留下来一直生活的城市，莫名的吸引力, 或许是被香港城市文化中的小清新的风格迷的无法自拔，骨子里面文艺青年的我，真的在这座城市里面迷失了一个我，却又找到了另一个我。
A freelance Singapore-based travel photographer / photojournalist. I seek the extraordinary, but finds beauty in the everyday. Life is interesting, capture it.
That's Life, Capture It! Blog is Pledged to Singapore Memory Project
Browse That's Life, Capture It! Blog @Flickr
Follow That's Life, Capture It! Blog in Twitter