Ambient Metropolis Light, a photo series by Alexey Kozhenkov that shows the atmosphere of a utopian Hong Kong of the 80s frozen in time.

Alexey Kozhenkov is a Moscow, Russia based photographer specializing in architecture, urbanism, and other unusual man-made structures. The self-taught photographer has recently published ‘Ambient Metropolis Light’, a photo series that shows the atmosphere of a utopian Hong Kong of the 1980s, its landscapes, and surreal architectural forms, frozen in time and without the presence of any humans under the diffused sunlight.

For the city of Hong Kong, the era of the 1980s was a time of change. It was marked by an unprecedented pace of construction, which made Hong Kong a city with extremely dense buildings and expensive real estates. Gigantic residential complexes and public spaces have been built in the style of architectural modernism. These buildings are now old and Hong Kong has changed significantly, but these buildings keep the memory of the past.

Enjoy the following images. For more of Alexey Kozhenkov’s photographic work, please visit his website or follow him on Behance and Instagram.

Ambient Metropolis Light: Hong Kong Photography by Alexey Kozhenkov
A seemingly deserted backdrop of a million metropolis.
Ambient Metropolis Light: Hong Kong Photography by Alexey Kozhenkov
Ambient Metropolis Light: Hong Kong Photography by Alexey Kozhenkov
Ambient Metropolis Light: Hong Kong Photography by Alexey Kozhenkov
An old neon sign.
Ambient Metropolis Light: Hong Kong Photography by Alexey Kozhenkov
The old face of Hong Kong.
Ambient Metropolis Light: Hong Kong Photography by Alexey Kozhenkov
The facades of yesteryear.
Ambient Metropolis Light: Hong Kong Photography by Alexey Kozhenkov
Geometric shapes and patterns.
Ambient Metropolis Light: Hong Kong Photography by Alexey Kozhenkov
The skyline of the old Hong Kong.
Ambient Metropolis Light: Hong Kong Photography by Alexey Kozhenkov
Ambient Metropolis Light: Hong Kong Photography by Alexey Kozhenkov
Ambient Metropolis Light: Hong Kong Photography by Alexey Kozhenkov
Seemingly perfect symmetry created by humans.

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  1. The shot taken on what appears to be rooftop shows a cross between the historic rooftop and modern skyline. This contrast is what really creates the aesthetic of the photographs. Also, the many buildings and roads are pictured without any people. What I expect to be a busy city is emptied of people. It leads me to wonder why that is. Perhaps the time of day or is it abandoned?

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