Looking Up In Hong Kong! The Overwhelming Symmetry Of The Metropolis

Peter Stewart, a travel photographer based in Australia, has found a great way to make Hong Kong’s masses of repetitive high-rise apartment buildings interesting again. His “Stacked – Hong Kong” architectural photography series seeks out some of the most repetitive sights in Hong Kong and turns them into hypnotising compositions.

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Stewart says: “I have spent the majority of 2012/2013 traveling through Asia to countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, South Korea, China & Japan,” “I had used Hong Kong primarily as a base for myself, but kept coming back as the city was just so fascinating for me and a huge draw for various types of photography from shooting street photography in the busy markets, to the huge modern skyscrapers and even landscapes in the outer regions like the New Territories.

I find that getting all the usual tourist attractions out of the way quickly really opens you up to really explore a city. You feel satisfied that you’ve seen what needed to be seen, now it’s time to find the hidden spots that may prove for more interesting pictures.” “I find that even in large cities it usually only takes a few days to see what you might describe as the ‘must see’ spots. Take New York for instance, it doesn’t take long to tick off Times Square, Central Park, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, 5th Ave etc. So whats left?

Yick Cheong Buildings in Quarry Bay

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Tak Lee Building in Quarry Bay

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Yick Cheong Buildings in Quarry Bay

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Oi Man Estate in Ho Man Tin, Kowloon

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Montane Mansion in Quarry Bay

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Yick Cheong Buildings in Quarry Bay

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Oi Man Estate in Ho Man Tin, Kowloon

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Choi Hung Estate in Wong Tai Sin. Home to 19,000 people.

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Ping Shek Estate in Wong Tai Sin

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Ping Shek Estate in Wong Tai Sin

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Ping Shek Estate in Wong Tai Sin

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