Romain Jacquet-Lagreze
  • Photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze's series, "Vertical Horizons" captures a unique view of Hong Kong. Jacquet-Lagrèze says, "This series creates awareness of one’s environment. While wading through the city, lost in our own thoughts, we tend to not pay too much intention to what’s going on above us. Hong Kong is not a 2-D place that follows the flatness of a map but instead a volumetric place." This photo was taken in the old and popular district of Sham Shui Po. For more work by Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze , visit his <a href="http://rjl-art.com/vertical-horizon.php"target="external">website.</a>
    Romain Jacquet-Lagreze
  • Hong Kong, 2012. Newer residential buildings in the New Territories of Hong Kong. As a final thought, Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze adds, "Vertical Horizon is a reminder on how we are nothing more than a bee in the big beehive, chipping in our bit into the greater realm of society. The angles in which I make the shots emphasize the large scale of the structures around us in contrast to our own little being. Being conscious of our humble condition, to me, is the first step to move to our full potential and reach for our vertical horizon."
    Romain Jacquet-Lagreze
  • Hong Kong, 2012. Old style residential buildings. On the left we can see a more modern building blocking the way.
    Romain Jacquet-Lagreze
  • All the buildings in Hong Kong are built using bamboo scaffolding by a team of just a few men. Hong Kong, 2012.
    Romain Jacquet-Lagreze
  • Hong Kong, 2012. A typical Hong Kong residential building architecture that is being used in several districts.
    Romain Jacquet-Lagreze
  • Hong Kong, 2012. Buildings, with golden glass reflecting on each other, turn orange-red with sunlight.
    Romain Jacquet-Lagreze
  • Hong Kong, 2012. Government houses built in a circular shape. There are only four buildings like this in Hong Kong.
    Romain Jacquet-Lagreze
  • Hong Kong, 2012. Office district of Hong Kong island.
    Romain Jacquet-Lagreze
  • Hong Kong, 2012. One of the districts of Hong Kong island.
    Romain Jacquet-Lagreze
  • Hong Kong, 2012. Reflections on a mirrored ceiling of the terrace on a modern skyscraper.
    Romain Jacquet-Lagreze
  • Hong Kong, 2012. Residential buildings with a narrow pedestrian alley in between them.
    Romain Jacquet-Lagreze
  • Hong Kong, 2012. Water pipes running across the facades of residential buildings.
    Romain Jacquet-Lagreze
  • Hong Kong, 2012. A photo shot on Temple Street, an iconic street market of Hong Kong. On the bottom-right we can see a corner-house building, a traditional architecture from the 1950s.
    Romain Jacquet-Lagreze
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