Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze was born in Paris in 1987. He graduated with a Masters in Creative Media at the East Paris University. He moved to Hong Kong in 2009 and since 2010 he has been pointing his camera on Hong Kong to document the different aspects of his new home city.
Stunned by the architectural race to the sky and the three dimensional character of Hong Kong, he published his first book with Asia One: ‘Vertical Horizon’ (p. 2012). The work was a hit a on social media and soon after spread like wild fire over the internet world wide and received attention from heavy weight local and international press.
Motivated by the international bravo he continued to make new projects exploring Hong Kong’s unique landscape. Wild Concrete (p. 2014) depicts nature’s resilience in an urban environment. The Blue Moment (p. 2016) is a body of work exploring duality of Hong Kong’s nature and urbanity during this magic hour at dusk. While Concrete Stories (p. 2018) collects a variety of human activities found on Hong Kong’s rooftops.
Romain is still focusing on evolving his photography in Hong Kong where he resides and finds inspiration.
'Hong Kong Dimensions', at Blue Lotus Gallery, Hong Kong, 12 May to 16 June 2018
'Asia, Light, Hope and Dynamism' at Hong Kong Visual Art Centre, 30 May to 4 June 2018
Fotofever, Solo show at Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, 2017
Art The Hague, The Netherlands, 2017
'Hong Kong Upside Down' at Blue Lotus Gallery, Hong Kong, 2017
Rotterdam Contemporary, The Netherlands, 2017
Art The Hague, The Netherlands, 2016
'The Blue Moment', Blue Lotus Gallery, Hong Kong, 2016
'HK Contemporary Photography 2016', Lumenvisum, Hong Kong, 2016
Kunstrai Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2016
'HK:ID identity and illusion', Hong Kong, 2016
Art The Hague, The Netherlands, 2015
Kunst Art Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2015
Rotterdam Contemporary, The Netherlands, 2015
Photo Shanghai, China, 2014
'Hong Kong Today', AO Vertical Art Space, Hong Kong, 2014
'Wild Concrete', AO The Photo Book Center, Hong Kong, 2014
'Vertical Horizon', Artistry gallery, Singapore, 2013
'Urban Living group exhibition', Raffles City, Singapore, 2013
Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong, 2013
Group exhibition, AO Vertical Art Space, Hong Kong, 2013
'Vertical Horizon', Hotel Panorama, Hong Kong, 2013