I’ve just returned from holiday in Portugal where I spent one day in Coimbra which, until the 13th century, was the capital of the country and is perhaps most well-known now for its prestigious university. After ascending very steep streets to the top of the town, some interesting views of the downtown district opened up which had me thinking again about how photography depicts urban density.

After getting home I looked up the Architecture of Density by Michael Wolf which draws us into highly condensed views of the modern mega city of Hong Kong. I like that the graphic ambiguity of his images leaves some thinking space for interpretation by the viewer. While searching online I came across this interview in which Michael Wolf explains more about how he came to work on the project.

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