Concrete Stories

When you hear the phrase rooftop photography, what usually comes to mind are epic cityscapes captured from dizzying vantages or images of daredevils hanging off of precarious ledges. But for Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze, a French photographer based in Hong Kong whose series The Blue Moment we’ve featured before, “rooftopping” means something else entirely.

Shot from a birds-eye perspective, Jacquet-Lagrèze’s latest series, Concrete Stories, is a bracing departure from the cliché aerial photos of Hong Kong. Rather than the city’s architecture, he focuses on the human element. From a man adjusting satellite antennas to girls playing jump rope, each image is a charming glimpse at life on the rooftops of Hong Kong. Alone, each image in the series works as a vignette of quiet moments amid the chaos of the city, while together they form a larger narrative around the adaptive spirit of humans in this fast-changing urban environment.


提到爬楼摄影,人们想到的通常是那些从高空拍摄的壮观城市画面,或是冒着生命危险跃上悬崖突岩拍摄的照片。但对于来自法国的香港摄影师 Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze 来说,爬楼摄影完全是另一回事。

我们曾经介绍过他的The Blue Moment系列作品。在最新作品《Concrete Stories》(《混凝土故事》)中,Jacquet-Lagrèze 同样以鸟瞰的角度来看香港,却没有遵从一贯以来的高空摄影风格,反而呈现了一组令人耳目一新的作品。城市的密集建筑不再是摄影的主角,而是更专注在 “人” 的身上——从调整卫星天线的男人,到玩跳绳的女孩,每张照片都是香港屋顶生活的迷人一瞥,在这座城市的喧闹混乱中,定格住安静的一刻。每张照片都是独立的画面,却又彼此共同编织出更宏观的叙述,讲述着在香港这座快速变化的城市中,人们那种努力适应生活的精神。

Sun-dried
Young Reporter
Job Done
Morning Fix
Toddler on Bike
Concrete Canyon
Pushing Up
Altitude Nap
Bonsai Master
Collecting Laundry
Badminton Lesson
Life in Grey and Pink
Carjacking

Website: romainjl.com
Instagram: @romainjacquetlagreze

 

Contributor: David Yen


网站: romainjl.com
Instagram: @romainjacquetlagreze

 

供稿人: David Yen