Vertical Horizon / Romain Jacquet-Lagreze

Vertical Horizon / Romain Jacquet-Lagreze

Romain Jacquet-Lagreze’s Vertical Horizon series is a photo essay — and book — exploring the rapid vertical expansion of one of the densest cities in the world. While images of Hong Kong’s skyline are common enough, Jacquet-Lagreze’s almost abstract photos of the city’s buildings, taken from an unerringly vertical, worm’s eye perspective, show an oppressive man-made environment — notably devoid of actual humans—that easily crowds the view of the camera lens, leaving only a small patch of sky visible in the middle of each composition — via Architizer

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