For this assignment we were given free reign to take whatever type of photographs we chose. After seeing the juxtaposition of the crowded blocks of flats surrounding the beautifully manicured Nan Lian gardens, I decided that the topic of my assignment would be Structure and Nature in Hong Kong. I aimed to show in the following collection how nature and artificial creations, curves and straight lines, contrast and combine within the city. From the neatly planned gardens to the overcrowded jumble of architectural styles and the overpass that passes through them like a winding river, it becomes clear that there is no simple divide of the ‘structured city’ and ‘wild natural spaces’ in Hong Kong. The assignment is presented in black and white because I wanted to focus on the shapes within the images.
Nan Lian gardens near Diamond Hill, Hong Kong: