These photographs by Michael Wolf are so haunting, don’t you think? If you suffer from claustrophobia these might even be hard to fathom.
Born in Munich, Germany, Michael Wolf has lived in Hong Kong for the past twenty years and has devoted much of his work to studying intense population saturation in some of the world’s largest cities. This series, “Tokyo Compression”, provides a visceral glimpse into the density of Tokyo’s underground network.
Wolf has dozens of series relating to life in Hong Kong, Asia and other overpopulated metropolises. His series ” Architecture of Density” is similarly fascinating and will leave you with a sense of wonder as to how it all got built. I’ve never appreciated living in a semi-pastoral country as much as I do when I look through those images.
You can find out more about the photographer here, as well as peruse his other collections and books.
(all images via Michael Wolf Photography)