Text by Luiz Antonio Souza.
275 x 210 mm
Hong Kong is most widely known as a place of densely packed buildings and bustling, neon-drenched streets. Its best-kept secret, however, is found just beyond city limits, in a diverse landscape of unspoilt islands, coves, beaches, mountains and cliffs. In The Natural Beauty of Hong Kong, Luiz Antonio Souza takes readers on a personal photographic journey through this frequently overlooked natural landscape. Starting at the Tai Po Kau Forest Reserve, the author meanders towards Tung Ping Chau, then down through Crooked Harbour, Double Haven and the mouth of Tolo Channel. His route then takes us to the ruggedly beautiful High Island coast and the outer islands of Rocky Harbour, before venturing to the spectacular Nine Pins island group. The journey picks up again through southern Hong Kong Island and the south coast of Lantau, before ending up in Inner Deep Bay and Mai Po marshes, where countless birds stop to rest and refuel during their long spring and autumn migrations.
About the Artist
Luiz Antonio Souza was born into a Portuguese family that made Hong Kong its home for five generations. He comes from a long line of talented artists: his maternal great-great-grandfather, Marciano Antonio Baptista (1826-96), belonged to a group of famous ‘China Coast’ painters which included George Chinnery. He has been photographing landscapes and the natural environment for over 20 years. His interest in photography has taken him to remote locations in Africa, Alaska, the Arctic Circle, northern Australia, Central and South America, India, Malaysia, Micronesia and the remote reefs of Flores and West Papua in Indonesia. His underwater, wildlife and travel location images have appeared in international publications and featured in local commercial projects.
About the Publisher
Asia One is a fine art publishing house established in 2007. It is based in Hong Kong.