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Hong Kong in the Rain by Christophe Jacrot

Where I live, as in most of the Northern Hemisphere, autumn has come. And it’s been raining for days now. But that doesn’t necessary mean it’s a bad or depressing thing. I remembered a beautiful rainy set of pictures I’d stumbled upon earlier this year and thought it would be appropriate for this wet, cold, and dark part of the year. It’s called Hong Kong in the rain by French photographer and filmmaker Christophe Jacrot.

Jacrot isn’t exactly known for his “postcard clich√© landscapes”. Quite the contrary, he manages to capture the beauty in the roughest of conditions, when most of us would rather get wrapped up under a blanket with a hot cup of tea.

“I like the way rain, snow and ‘bad weather’ awaken a feeling of romantic fiction within me”

Hong Kong in the Rain, by Christophe Jacrot

Hong Kong in the Rain, by Christophe Jacrot

Hong Kong in the Rain, by Christophe Jacrot

Hong Kong in the Rain, by Christophe Jacrot

Hong Kong in the Rain, by Christophe Jacrot

Hong Kong in the Rain, by Christophe Jacrot

Hong Kong in the Rain, by Christophe Jacrot

Hong Kong in the Rain, by Christophe Jacrot

Source & more pictures: christophejacrot.com
All photos © Christophe Jacrot

This entry was written by admin, posted on October 17, 2012 at 7:04 PM, filed under Abstract, Street photography and tagged , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Abstract Architecture by Thomas Hawk

These surreal and abstract architecture photos were taken in Houston, Texas during the summer of 2011 by self-proclaimed “photography factory” Thomas Hawk. His Flickr page consists of tens of thousands of photos, and the number is continuously growing. He’s also got a huge fan base, his Google+ page has over three million followers.

“I’m trying to publish a library of 1,000,000 finished, processed photographs before I die.”

These abstract shots are just a tiny slice of his Houston set that I happened to stumble upon. The set is part of an even larger collection called 100 largest American cities, where Hawk aims to capture photos in all of America’s 100 largest cities (by population). It’s an ongoing project, and so far he’s covered 32 of them.

Abstract Architecture in Houston Texas by Thomas Hawk

Abstract Architecture in Houston Texas by Thomas Hawk

Abstract Architecture in Houston Texas by Thomas Hawk

Abstract Architecture in Houston Texas by Thomas Hawk

Abstract Architecture in Houston Texas by Thomas Hawk

Abstract Architecture in Houston Texas by Thomas Hawk

Abstract Architecture in Houston Texas by Thomas Hawk

Source: Flickr
All photos © Thomas Hawk

This entry was written by admin, posted on October 7, 2012 at 10:33 PM, filed under Abstract, Architecture and tagged , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.




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