At my arrival in Hong Kong, I was firstly impressed by its incredible urban development in terms of verticality and compactness. However, I discovered soon after that the city’s density was juxtaposed next to sheer wilderness with large lands of preserved nature which cover 70% of its territory.
I started to develop the habit of exploring this side as well in order to take some breath of fresh air out of the city and the sceneries I have seen never failed to impress me by their beauty and diversity.
This series of photographs is a tribute to Hong Kong’s natural beauty and a way to show people that are not conscious of it that the urban areas here are just one side of the coin of Hong Kong’s staggering uniqueness.
Editor’s note: We previously featured Jacquet-Lagreze’s photos of Hong Kong’s cityscapes at Blue Hour.
About the author: Romain Jacquet-Lagreze is a Hong Kong-based photographer. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. Jacquet-Lagreze has published several books and sells limited edition fine art prints of his work. You can find more of his work on his website, Facebook, and Instagram.