My Grandma lives in Hong Kong and I’ve been there three times. When I was one, last summer and December 2012. Even if wide-open natural spaces are what I love the most, I’ve been amazed by Hong Kong. I wouldn’t mind working or living there for a while.
Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze 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.
Stunned by its architectural “race to the sky”, he felt the need to use his camera to share his feelings about the city. The geometry of the urban environment and the vivid lives it shelters are the aspects of Hong Kong that inspire him most.
Vertical Horizon is a photographic journey between the buildings of a relentlessly growing city.
It is a deep immersion into the city’s thick atmospheres and a visual record of its wildly diverse built environment.
This book is like a contemplative dive into the raw nature of Hong Kong and an expression of its vertical elan.
A dozen of his photos are currently on show in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui district as part of Le French May cultural festival.