Shooting from the top
Updated: 2016-10-03 11:38
By Honey Tsang in Hong Kong(HK Edition)
Hong Kong is home to magnificent works of architecture, both traditional and modern. Plus there are the stunning vistas, involving the sea, the hills and the intense weave of vegetation. For those of us who may not be aware of the incredible geometrical patterns created by the juxtaposition of nature and concrete when viewed from the sky, the architect Tugo Cheng's aerial shots of Hong Kong could be a revelation.
A selection of these photos is on show at ArtisTree until this Friday, as part of a group exhibition organized by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects. Cheng has named his works City Patterns. The Chinese title, pian mian zhi cheng ( ), suggests a partial depiction of particulars, or more literally, a plane. Cheng's intention is to present a flat, almost two-dimensional image of the city, bringing into focus the lines and contours of the topography we do not often get to see.
It's amazing to see some of the ever-familiar locations in Hong Kong from way up high. The sights can seem quite incredible, magical even. The photos are a reminder that there may be more to Hong Kong than what we take it for.
(HK Edition 10/03/2016 page4)