There are roughly 1,500 skyscrapers dotting the Hong Kong skyline, but few have been seen quite like this.
In 2013, Australian-born photographer Peter Stewart set out to capture 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.
Stewart shared some of his images with us. You can check out more on his website.
'There is so much to see here that keeps me active as a photographer,' Stewart told Business Insider in 2015, 'and continually inspires me for new ideas and projects.'
One day on a walk in 2013, 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 was seen by more than one million people around the world, 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 said.
Stewart photographed the building at different exposures so, when the images were combined, the night sky showed brightly and the windows weren't blown out.
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