In the series “Urban Density”, the Brazilian photographer Dietrich Erich Herlan records the symmetrical architecture of Hong Kong, resulting from its great urban density.

Born in Fortaleza, Brazil, Herlan spent most of his life living in England, where he graduated bachelor and master in Electronic Engineering. In 2015, he sold all his belongings except his camera, and decided to completely embrace the nomadic lifestyle.

Having traveled constantly through Asia, Hong Kong has become its gateway to Asia. “When I’m not traveling, you can meet me in the streets of Hong Kong, or you can also meet me in England.”

During his time in Hong Kong, Herlan was attracted to the high-density housing complexes, which are usually simple, colorful and with incredible symmetry. “They are crowded places where people live in one of the most densely populated places in the world.”

“I’m fascinated by the urban landscape. I’m always looking for geometry and symmetry obsessively in every composition and Hong Kong is a perfect place for that. Hong Kong is one of my favorite cities in the world.”

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