Michael Wolf, The Architecture of Density
In this short interview with Michael Wolf, he describes his photography projects which document the intense density of Hong Kong – whether seen through the seemingly-scaleless architecture or the left-behind traces of people and activity in the back alleys.
“If you look at the photographs, they all have a certain stylistic device: that you do not see the horizon and you do not see the sky. You do not have an idea how big it is. It could be five times as big or twenty times as big or a hundred times as big. I suddenly had created a metaphor for megacities…you would imagine these hundreds or thousands of windows and behind every window there is a family or a human being and how do they live.”