Jason Au

Title: Geometric Hong Kong

About the Photo:

“Geometric Hong Kong” is a black and white photography series that depicts my creative vision of my hometown. It comes with a fine art aesthetic and the compositional approach of isolating urban subjects, geometric elements and forms from the chaotic urban environment of Hong Kong.

This series portrays the way of life of different urban characters in the context of their surrounding geometric environment, which were all culled from mundane everyday scenes, with fleeting moments seized from near and distant. The somehow minimalist approach seemingly contrasts with the maximalism of the dense cityscape of Hong Kong – famously known as a “Concrete Jungle”.

Nevertheless, those subjects look trapped and lost inside an artificial geometric labyrinth without realising it – perhaps this series is also a metaphorical view of urbanity and the hectic contemporary way of life in a metropolis like Hong Kong.