The Blue Moment by Romain Jacquet-Lagreze

Published by Asia One Books
By: Romain Jacquet-Lagreze
Photography by: Romain Jacquet-Lagreze
May 2016
28 cm (H) x 37.4 cm (W)
Hardcover, 64 pages
Chinese and English


Since relocating to Hong Kong, French-born fine art photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze has spent countless hours documenting the quirks, beauty and complexity of his adopted city. His latest work, The Blue Moment, is an architectural series that captures the day’s final moments, before dusk settles over the metropolis. Enveloped in a deep blue blanket, the city’s artificial and natural lighting combine to create a near-mystical atmosphere. In these ‘blue moments’, the true Hong Kong is revealed; a high-density urban landscape still subject to the influence of nature.

About the photographer

Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze is a French graphic artist with a Masters in multimedia and art from East Paris University. His interest in photography began during his period of working in Los Angeles and Tokyo, and subsequently blossomed into a passion after his arrival in Hong Kong. Stunned by its architectural ‘race in the sky’, he felt the need to use his camera to share his feelings about the city. The geometry of the urban environment and the vivid lives it shelters are the aspects of Hong Kong that inspire him most. The Blue Moment is his third photography book after Vertical Horizon (2012) and Wild Concrete (2014).