Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze’s VERTICAL HORIZON is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive


Title: Vertical Horizon – Gazing up at Hong Kong Heights

Photographer: Romain Jacquet-Lagreze

Date of publication: 2012

Language: English/Chinese

Number of pages: 160 pages

Dimensions of book: 270 mm x 183 mm

ISBN: 978-988-15316-8-1

Publisher: Asia One Books

Price: US$47

Summary of Project:

“Romain Jacquet-Lagreze landed in Hong Kong for the first time in 2009. While living in the Yau Tsim Mong area, he became fascinated by the heterogenous character of the city’s urban spaces, with modern buildings side-by-side among traditional tong lau. Driven by an ever-stronger curiosity, he began an intensive exploration of the city, trying to capture its diverse atmospheres. Eventually, he realised that the sole common aspect of all these places was the awe one feels when gazing up at the sky between the huge buildings…”

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