Urban Density - Hong Kong

Brazilian travel photographer Dietrich Herlan captues the “Urban Density” of Hong Kong and Macau in China.

by Dietrich Herlan



Dietrich Herlan, is a talented self-taught Brazilian photographer and urban explorer. Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world. His new series called “Urban Density” includes photographs from Hong Kong and Macau in China.

Hong Kong is an energetic blend of culture, history and innovation. Among the neon light and crowded city. Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world. It is an urban jungle.




How did you get the idea for this series?

I am fascinated by the Urban Landscape. I am always looking for geometry and symmetry obsessively in each composition and Hong kong is a perfect place for it. These residential apartments is incredibly symmetrical and I can create an extremely unique looking shoot with an ultra wide angle lenses by looking straight up. Shooting with an ultra wide angle lenses allows me to capture an extremely unique image by looking straight up. Hong Kong Government Housing is the perfect example of this.


Those building are huge and when you look at them closely then you see clothes and thing hanging of the windows and then you imagine that there are hundreds or even thousands of windows.







A lack of space and a large population means everything in Hong Kong is built as high and as packed as possible to conserve precious space as an example Smart Urban planning is needed to meet recreational needs for millions of Hong Kong residents with sport ground, as an example this basketball court was built on the top of a car parking.