Trope Hong Kong by Sam Landers
Trope Hong Kong, the third volume in the Trope City Editions series, celebrates the juxtaposition of colorful chaos and architectural order of this iconic, constantly changing city. The collection highlights the work of 17 emerging photographers from Hong Kong and beyond, who through their passion for the craft, creative development, and social media smarts have amassed a collective Instagram following of 1.3 million. This carefully curated and bound collection offers a unique modern perspective of Hong Kong. Each chapter in Hong Kong is accompanied by a map of the area along with the locations where the photographs were taken. In many cases, there are several photographs of the same location, shot at different times of the day, in different seasons, with different tones. The images here - digitally processed, filtered, toned, de-saturated, sharpened - showcase distinct styles and compelling points of view, with a very urban sensibility. Showcasing old world tradition alongside the modernism of contemporary Hong Kong, the images here reveal distinctive and dramatic visions of one of the world's most multi-faceted cities.