Michael Wolf’s work documents life in mega cities. His projects often display the vernacular culture and the architecture of largely populated cite such as Hong Kong, and ways in which particular places have been designed to respond to this dynamic. Wolf digitally enhances, and repeats images, in order to respond to and represent the constant growth and ever expanding population within such places.
Though Wolf is highlighting an issue of dense population within these images, his is at the same time glamorising the beauty of the architecture, creating a satisfying aesthetic of geometric pattern.
If I am to retrieve imagery of Blackburn/Burnley’s housing, displaying the truth of the poverty which we face, (in response to the article of them both being within the top 5 towns within the UK that are ‘struggling’) then I plan to experiment with them on photoshop, possibly creating imagery with a similar style to Wolf’s which glamorise the issue.