There are roughly 1,500 skyscrapers dotting the Hong Kong skyline, but few have been seen quite like this.
Australian-born photographer Peter Stewart captures the city’s residential high-rises from the ground looking up. His signature point-of-view shows the beauty and interesting geometric patterns of buildings that wouldn’t otherwise receive a second glance.
'There is so much to see here that keeps me active as a photographer,' now-resident Stewart tells Tech Insider, 'and continually inspires me for new ideas and projects.'
One such series is 'Stacked,' which captures Hong Kong's residential high-rises like you've never seen them before.
One day on a walk, he encountered the dilapidated Yick Cheong Building in Quarry Bay. It looked like a thousand colourful blocks stacked on top of each other.
He snapped a photo from the ground looking up (pictured) and shared it to social media. It reached over one million people worldwide, according to Stewart.
'I knew I wanted to explore a different side of Hong Kong away from the large skyscrapers in the (Central Business District),' Stewart said.
With his Canon 5D in hand, he wandered the streets of Hong Kong in search of more understated residential high-rises to photograph.
'My only hope is that people can appreciate the beauty of these structures from the outside without drawing unknown conclusions about the inside,' Stewart says.
Stewart captures the building at different exposures so, when combined, the night sky shows brightly and the details in the windows aren't blown out.
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