Hong Kong Vertigo
1/5/2007 : Selected by Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree for the 'Cities' Contest!
Published in the Feb 2008 Issue of JPG Magazine
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It was my second work adventure to Hong Kong this last summer. On my last day in the heart of the Island, I had to get up to the roof of the 60 story building where I was working, and take pictures at sunset.
I lured my acrophobic boss up to the roof with me, who watched in terror, witnessing my energetic shift from the safe vantage point along the railing, to the exposed perch that I knew would give me the most direct view down.
Laying flat, with my legs twined around a pole for balance, I stretched as far over the edge as possible for a unique view of Wan Chai District below.
I sensed the stop light freeze the rush hour traffic, that was dotted with the familiar white topped red taxis. I rolled off images till I heard my boss quickly exhale the words, “Let’s get off the roof”.