Thursday Salute to Originals: Vertical Horizons of Hong Kong
French photographer and graphic designer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze shines with a new collection of photographs entitled “Vertical Horizon.” The photos presents readers an interesting visual survey of the architecture within Hong Kong’s ever growing urban landscape, viewing skyscrapers, tunnels and interiors from the bottommost perspective.
“When I arrived, I had this same feeling of being surrounded, like I was walking through another kind of forest,” Romain Jacquet-Lagreze recalls. “So naturally I started to look up and saw the buildings from another angle. I found it interesting so I started to shoot a few photos like this. Then little by little I grew fonder of it and I decided to work more seriously on an extensive series to cover most of the district in Hong Kong.”
The visuals are truly striking and serves as a reminder that you never know what kind of inspiration you can draw by just looking to the skies. Cities are dynamic environments that expand in all three dimensions; today we salute Jacquet-Lagreze’s reminders for us to look up and celebrate that verticality.
Photo credits: Fastco Design