« For years I have seen amazing pictures and series of these public housing and aparments tower blocks being built and I knew I wanted to see and document for myself », says Toby Harriman. The American photographer went to Hong Kong for four days, during a trip to Asia, and decided to make this uniques series and video called « The Block Tower ». Using drones and view points, the artist went on few different spots during different times of the day, to get a different light on the buildings. « I went with the goal of taking abstract videos and displaying them more like art, showing off their true scale. I wanted to show these buildings in a different visual revealing way ».
« Hong Kong is a whole different world. It’s one of the most densely populated area of the world, with an overall density of an estimated 6,300 people per square kilometer. More than 7 million people live on about 1,108km2 of land. Everything is taller, denser and it felt like everyone lived in these types of housing projects. It’s cool to see them incorporate bright colors to livent them up a little ! Being an artistic type, its hard to not look at a city like this and just be an awe ».
Found more about his work on his Instagram page : @tobyharriman