These ‘Bottom-Up’ Photos of Hong Kong Skyline Show A Different Perspective
Hong Kong tops the list of “World’s Best Skylines” because of the breath-taking sight it offers when viewed from an elevation. But, how does the famous skyline look from bottom up? French photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze discovered this thought through his photography. Jacquet-Lagrèze has taken pictures of the Hong Kong skyline from the ground, in the midst of building as well as top down from an elevation. This perspective might not be too flattering to the eyes but the aesthetically balanced pictures taken by the photographer will put you in doubt.
Since the shots have been taken from different locations of Hong Kong, they clearly show the contrast and diversity in the country; from affluent to industrial areas and from old to new buildings. Moreover, the photographs also show how the tall concrete buildings have covered the sky area while only adding value to the skyline if viewed from a highly specific elevated point.
The photographer has compiled all these stills to form a 160-page book, named as “Vertical Horizon”. The book published by Asia One will be an enjoyable read but the images of sky and tall buildings, captured from perfect angles by the extremely creative photographer will surely leave you feeling light-headed.
All Images: Courtesy of Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze
h/t: Business Insider