Urban Jungle, Andy Yeung
When I was travelling back from Europe, I had an intimate aerial view of Hong Kong from above. Looking down, I saw gazillions of buildings soaring high into the skies and the idea of creating a drone series offering a glimpse into the reality of living in one of the most densely populated areas of the world just sprung to my mind. I hope this series can get people to think about the high-density living in one of the world’s richest cities and the message that I’m trying to send is that HK is a great city, but lurking beneath the prosperity is a severe housing problem that depresses every dweller in this city living in horrid conditions.
Andy Yeung is an award-winning photographer who is keen on architecture and landscape photography. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Andy developed a passion for photography at an early age when he started receiving his father’s old camera as hand-me-down. It was this early exposure to camera that introduced Andy to the world of photography, which he reckons has a healing power. He believes that a great photograph can speak to emotions and make people stop and think. Therefore, for the past decade, he has travelled to different parts of the world to look for inspiration and capture the beauty in both architecture and nature. He relies on a good eye and knowledge of techniques as well as technology to create new images and build up his own style. His work has been recognised internationally with his work winning the Gold winner in PX3 Photo Competition 2015 (architecture category) and several other awards.