Exhibition On: Hong Kong Perspectives | 視角香港
A passionate architect during weekdays and avid explorer on weekends. Meet Hong Kong based, Portuguese-born photographer José Macedo, who loves capturing Hong Kong from great heights and discover its dense and rural parts.
Having lived in vibrant places as Portugal, Brazil and Florida, José developed a strong curiosity that is fuelled by a sense of freedom. As an architect, José mainly finds himself sketching away two-dimensional plans. The desire to experience those plans in reality gets fulfilled during the weekends, where he jumps out of this 2D world and drives around his Vespa scooter in search of new, hidden spaces. Equipped with a camera and a drone, José captures the world around him from every single angle he can imagine. By escaping on his Vespa and capturing his surroundings from great heights, he aims to discover the world from a whole new angle. Like the eyes of the birds.
His collection ‘852 Patterns’ is entirely captured in 2017 during his weekend trips throughout Hong Kong. To him, his aerial photographs are a tribute to the architectural way of seeings things - with shapes, colours and city patterns at its core. From its concrete to its natural jungle, it offers a unique bird’s-eye views of the city he calls home.