(All images by Christophe Jacrot, reproduced with permission)
Rain-soaked streets and heavy skies are enough to send most of us running for shelter. But these are the moments when French photographer Christophe Jacrot takes to the streets: “I see these elements as a fabulous ground for photography”, he told My Modern Met. In essence, what some see as dark and gloomy, others consider fleeting and romantic.
His series, Hong Kong in the Rain, is a striking visual departure from traditional images in glossy travel magazines, capturing a modern metropolis distorted through the interplay of light and water. For Jacrot, the scenes mark “an under-used visual universe with a strong evocative power, and with a richness of subtle lights. Man becomes a ghostly silhouette wandering and obeying the hazards of rain or of snow.”
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