From filmmakers Javin Lau:
"My intent with this project was to illustrate the grandeur of Hong Kong that most people would never get to see. When I had recently watched the movie Oblivion, it had somehow starkly reminded me of Hong Kong, with the feeling of being so insignificantly small -- almost irrelevant to my surroundings. Hong Kong is an unbelievably dense city, where much of the world can be accessed at your fingertips. But in a city where you can access the material world in a matter of seconds, it also has the ability to isolate you from the 8 million people around you as well.
With this piece, I hope that you are able to engage in this contradiction."
French photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze created Vertical Horizon, a project of gazing up in the megapolis of Hong Kong, "the geometry of the urban environment and the vivid lives it shelters."
Hong Kong remains one of my favorite cities, perched as it is on the edges of so many things: Asia, the Pacific, Democracy and Communism. Commonwealth in some of its bones, thoroughly Chinese.
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