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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

Beauty in density

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I came across the photos of Michael Wolf a month or two ago and kinda forgot about him until I was cleaning out my Inbox. His images of Hong Kong, and the sheer density of the city, are a joy to view. His work has been described with these words: “Stimulated by the region’s complex urban dynamics, Wolf makes dizzying photographs of its architecture. He investigates vibrant city blocks, finding a mesmerizing abstraction in the buildings’ facades. Some of the structures in the series are photographed without reference to the context of sky or ground, and many buildings are seen in a state of repair or construction: their walls covered with a grid of scaffolding or the soft colored curtains that protect the streets below from falling debris. From a distance, such elements become a part of the photograph’s intricate design.”