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    Michael Wolf: Back Door

Dizzying, unbelievable images of high-rise mega cities from Michael Wolf

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Are those fluoro high-rise blocks real? I’ve never been to Hong Kong, but I would never in a million years imagine it to be the way it is portrayed in Michael Wolf’s jaw-dropping photographs of a very, very crowded city. German-born Michael’s project Architecture of Density is a slightly harrowing look at the structure of living in Hong Kong, innocently making it appear like something out of a sci fi film.

These sprawling areas the size of whole towns are filled with high-rise blocks containing a dizzying amount of people, all crammed in like towered tins of sardines. Michael isn’t looking at these houses patronisingly or with an air of scorn, he’s just a little curious. For another glimpse into Michael’s fascination with the world around him please don’t go anywhere without having a look at his Bastard Chairs series; you won’t regret it.

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.