Frenetic City is photobook that lets you experience the intensity and chaotic environment in one of the most densely populated cities in the world.
This monograph consists of elaborated photographs of overpopulated city landscapes, depicting density, loneliness and loose of identity, created in the streets of Hong Kong from 2014 to 2019.
With a population of over 7 million but less than 25% of its land developed, it is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. When I first landed, I was immediately confronted by a society that is in fierce competition for physical and mental space. I decided to capture and re-create the tension and chaos that I experienced in photographic form, using multiple exposures on B&W negatives.
The creation of each photograph requires me to be fixed at a specific location from between 5 to 7 hours per session. Through the viewfinder of an old Hasselblad, I created each photograph by overlapping selected individuals or groups of people within the 6 x 6 frame.
The resulting photograph is not of a singular moment in time, but a multitude of moments in time captured in a single frame.
Edition: 300 signed and numbered copies
Extent: 80 pages, excluding cover, 36 photographs
Size: 8 inches x 10 inches
Printing: Duo-Tone Printing
Finishing: Thread Sewn, Case Bound