Romain Jacquet-Lagreze's High-Rise Shots Will Turn Your Stomach

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Jul 18, 2014
References: rjl-art & fastcodesign
Romain Jacquet-Lagreze's fascination with Hong Kong's architecture is exemplified in his skyscraper photography series, titled 'Vertical Horizon.'

Ever since arriving in the city four years ago, Jacquet-Lagreze has been looking up at the towering buildings. With this series, he uses his low vantage point to illustrate how impressive the city truly is. Photographing the buildings from their base results in a dizzying vertical orientation, causing them to resemble vague geometric forms.

In order to keep the glare of the sun from interfering with his images, Jacquet-Lagreze begins shooting at dawn, when the softer light is more forgiving. He explains, "I wanted to share that feeling of looming giants surrounding me, while still being able to stare the sky. [This view gives] a deeper impression of what the city is really, expanding vertically above our head."