Home Kong through an artist's 👁️ye:

Blue Lotus Gallery, established in 2007, is a photography gallery with a strong focus on exploring Hong Kong culture and identity. Different perspectives opens up our minds. In our news letters, different artists from the Gallery will give us a peek into their own HK. Through their perspective, their lens.

The Blue Lotus gallery offers an exquisite selection of books, limited edition and vintage prints on old and new Hong Kong by respected master photographers and emerging contemporary artists.

This edition of Localhood blog we have for you a art piece from Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze. Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze is a French photographer based in Hong Kong where he moved in 2009. Since 2010 he has been pointing his camera on his new home to document the different aspects of this city.

Romain’s iconic series ‘The Blue Moment’ documents that split moment at summer’s dusk when the city turns blue. Over two summers the artist scouted elevated vantage points with a large format camera. No filter or heavy photoshopping has been applied.

One particular day I was shooting the city at sunset, bright light washed out most of the colours, you could feel the heat through the images.

I decided to stay a little longer to watch the sun going down and the city lighting up. I witnessed how

Just for few minutes the city was enveloped in a deep blue haze.

The blueness projected itself ferociously onto the buildings that looked colourless just a little while