Look Up by Andy Yeung

Andy Yeung is an award-winning photographer who is keen on architecture and landscape photography. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Andy developed a passion for photography at an early age when he received his father’s old camera as a hand-me-down. It was this early exposure to the camera that introduced Andy to the world of photography which, he reckons, has a healing power. He believes that a great photograph can speak to people’s emotions and make people stop and think. For the past decade he has traveled to different parts of the world to look for inspiration and capture the beauty in both architecture and nature.

Hong Kong is a crammed city with lots of high-rise buildings and skyscrapers. It’s smaller than New York in terms of size, but its skyline made up of 7000 skyscrapers is longer than that of New York. I notice that commuters in Hong Kong go in and out of these buildings everyday with their nose buried in their phone (not books), not noticing how interesting these buildings look. As a born-and-raised Hongkonger, I’m deeply concerned that people are so wrapped up in their own lives that they just don’t take notice of the beauty around them. I thus decided to compile a “look up series”, hoping people can put down their phones, stop being a phubber, and look up and appreciate the beauty of architecture that they see every morning.

All photos by Andy Yeung