Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze was born in Paris in 1987. He graduated with a Masters in Creative Media at the East Paris University. He moved to Hong Kong in 2009 and since 2010 he has been pointing his camera at Hong Kong to document the different aspects of his new home city.
Stunned by the architectural race to the sky and the three dimensional character of Hong Kong, he published his first book with Asia One: ‘Vertical Horizon’ (p. 2012). The work was a hit on social media and soon after spread like wildfire over the internet world-wide and received attention from heavy weight local and international press.
Motivated by the international bravo he continued to make new projects exploring Hong Kong’s unique landscape. Wild Concrete (p. 2014) depicts nature’s resilience in an urban environment. The Blue Moment (p. 2016) is a body of work exploring the duality of Hong Kong’s nature and urbanity during this magic hour at dusk. While Concrete Stories (p. 2018) collects a variety of human activities found on Hong Kong’s rooftops.
Romain is still focusing on evolving his photography in Hong Kong where he resides and finds inspiration.