Where in the world is this?
Is all of Hong Kong really a billboard? Got to wonder sometimes.
Not sure what the real statistics are but, there are probably more square meters of billboard hoardings in Hong Kong than there are people in this island-state city. This is just a feeling I get.
Here, billboards are everywhere. They come in every form, style and shape. Up the sides of buildings, hanging over streets, down the sides of alleys, along the sides of public transport, at the entrances to tunnels, on the walls of express-ways and highways – wherever there’s a flat surface, there exists an opportunity to fill that space and, all of this, to make another dollar.
This particular display “materialised” a few months back, up the façade of One Peking Road in Tsim Sha Tsui on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong. By all accounts, this must rate as one of the largest billboards in Hong Kong.
This image is part of a work in progress and a project that I’ve entitled, “All of Hong Kong is a billboard”. The purpose of the project is to document billboards as being a feature of the built environment in Hong Kong.
TECHNICAL NOTES: This image was taken with a Canon 5D MkII data capture device using a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM lens.
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originally written and posted on 130213 – reposted on 190119 – revised on 230326.