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Romain Jacquet-Lagreze’s 'Vertical Horizon'

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Romain Jacquet-Lagreze’s 'Vertical Horizon'

In a photographic book titled, “Vertical Horizon,” French graphic artist and photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze offers stunning, almost dizzying views of one of the world’s tallest cities.

Jacquet-Lagreze’s unconventional perspectives of Hong Kong – often looking straight up or straight down – are simply incredible and attest to the artistic allure that lies in skyscrapers.

Jacquet-Lagreze told Weather.com that he has always been fascinated by geometric shapes and “the way the buildings surrounding us can look so abstract.” He also attributed his inspiration to being in a city that was new to him.

Vertical Horizon is a photographic journey between the buildings of a relentlessly growing city, Jacquet-Lagreze says on his site. “It is a deep immersion into the city’s thick atmospheres and a visual record of its wildly diverse built environment. This book is like a contemplative dive into the raw nature of Hong Kong and an expression of its vertical elan.”

Jacquet-Lagreze’s photos are a great example of the magic – the freedom to see and show others new perspectives – that lies in photography. Well done, Mr. Jacquet-Lagreze.

 

Courtesy of Romain Jacquet-Lagreze (http://www.rjl-art.com)

Courtesy of Romain Jacquet-Lagreze (http://www.rjl-art.com)

Courtesy of Romain Jacquet-Lagreze (http://www.rjl-art.com)

Courtesy of Romain Jacquet-Lagreze (http://www.rjl-art.com)

 

By the way, how awesome (and maybe vertigo-inducing) would these look as large format graphics?

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