We are city dwellers

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In a surreal blend of day and night, Budapest-based photographer Bence Bakonyi’s series “Urbanite” features vast cityscapes seemingly devoid of people. Shot in Hong Kong and Shanghai, the series presents settings in which the presence of humanity is eerily close, as though the population had suddenly fled, leaving lights on and laundry on the line.Bakonyi’s artist statement describes the series’ intended effect upon its audience; “The ‘Urbanite’ series is an account of how the artist found his home in the unknown. We can see the city as it is presented by the photographer, but also the artist who is in turn brought closer to us by China.” (text via fstoppers.com)

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Cocoon

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Amazing photographs from the series ‘Cocoons’  by Peter Steinhauer

Singapore-based photographer peter steinhauer documents the architecture within the urban landscape of hong kong from an uncommon perspective — when the monolithic structures are under construction. his series of ‘cocoon’ compositions capture the towering edifices entirely wrapped in a veil of vibrantly colored silk — a typical structural material unique to the metropolis, which contains debris within and prevents it falling onto the street beneath. enveloped in the brightly-hued fabric, the skyscrapers cloaked in the web of textiles transforms the cityscape, seeming more like a massive artistic intervention rather than a construction device. blue, yellow and green fibers act as a cape, draping over every structural feature like a blanket, framing the scene. the series’ namesake references the casing that wraps some insects during a stage of their metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly — an appropriate way to characterize the architectural sites as they undergo their own structural renovations. (text via designboom)

Vertical Horizon

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French-born, Hong Kong–based photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze presents a unique, worm’s eye view of Hong Kong with his new series, Vertical Horizon. Hong Kong is known for its high density architecture, with buildings rising up continuously as the city grows over the years. This photo series puts into perspective. (via acclaimmag)

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We lie flat

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Unique 2D perspective of the streets of Hong Kong created by Stockholm-based photographer Christian Åslund as part of an ad campaign for shoe brand Jim Rickey utilizing models who would lay flat on the streets or sidewalks to create the unique perspective.

 

 

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White Out

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Causeway Bay – one of the most dense residential areas of Hong Kong – engulfed by fog / photographed by Lam Pok Yin

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We need some solitude

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Temple Street in Hong Kong / unknown photographer

 

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