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Thirty-six Views of Lion Rock

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by Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze, published by Blue Lotus Editions

Lion Rock is not just any mountain. It’s Hong Kong’s most famous peak, laden with symbolism and meanings that are evolving over time. Inspired by Hokusai’s important woodblock series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” which was created in 1830, Romain set out to capture Hong Kong’s famous peak in a similar yet contemporary fashion, in order to express the many faces of this legendary mountain top.

Lion Rock is featured in each of the photos, some in the far distance obscured by high-rise buildings, traffic or bustling markets. In other images, it is more prominent, far removed from the urban jungle, oozing peace and tranquility. Some photos are shot at the break of day, others during the blue moment at dusk. In short, Thirty-six Views of Lion Rock reads like a letter to the mountain that Hongkongers know and love so well.

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Lion Rock is not just any mountain. It’s Hong Kong’s most famous peak, laden with symbolism and meanings that are evolving over time. Inspired by Hokusai’s important woodblock series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” which was created in 1830, Romain set out to capture Hong Kong’s famous peak in a similar yet contemporary fashion, in order to express the many faces of this legendary mountain top.

Lion Rock is featured in each of the photos, some in the far distance obscured by high-rise buildings, traffic or bustling markets. In other images, it is more prominent, far removed from the urban jungle, oozing peace and tranquility. Some photos are shot at the break of day, others during the blue moment at dusk. In short, Thirty-six Views of Lion Rock reads like a letter to the mountain that Hongkongers know and love so well.

Additional information

Weight650 g
Dimensions210 × 216 mm
Pages

64

Binding

Hardback

Illustrations

35 colour photographs

About the author

Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze was born in Paris in 1987 and graduated with a Masters in Creative Media at the East Paris University. In 2009 he moved to Hong Kong, which inspired him to photograph the different aspects of his new home city.

Stunned by the architectural race to the sky and the three-dimensional character of Hong Kong, where lifts connect so many people and businesses earn street names, he published his first book: ‘Vertical Horizon’ (2012). The work was a hit a on social media and soon after his photographs spread like wildfire over the internet, receiving attention from heavyweight local and international press.

Motivated by the international bravo he continued to make new projects exploring Hong Kong’s unique landscape. \’Wild Concrete\’ (2014) depicts nature’s resilience in an urban environment. \’The Blue Moment\’ (2016) is a body of work exploring duality of Hong Kong’s nature and urbanity during this magic hour at dusk, while \’Concrete Stories\’ (2018) collects a variety of human activities found on Hong Kong’s rooftops. His newest project, \’Thirty-six Views of Lion Rock\’ (2022) showcases the unique dynamic between the symbolic mountain of Hong Kong, its city and inhabitants.