Thursday 29th June 2017

‘Architecture of Density’

Michael Wolf was born in Munich, Germany and grew up in the USA, he has been living and working as a photographer and author in China for the last ten years.

This series of photographs were taken around 2006 and aim to highlight the dense urban fabric of Honk Kong.“Architecture of Density” was an exhibition that draws your attention to one of the most densely populated cities on earth. Many of the pictures show buildings in mid-construction adding further emphasis to the notion of a city in constant flux.

By removing the context of both the ground and sky we are immersed in the buildings intricacies helping to give the images an added layer of abstraction. The pattern like facades suggests a uniformity and anonymity that is broken once you look in more detail. On closer inspection small details of the human interaction can be seen, with hanging laundry and plant pots disrupting the orderly face of the building and reminding us that beyond these photographs lie the inhabitants of this city.



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