The first volume in the Over Hong Kong series was published in 1982. The photographer, Lew Roberts, had spent more than 100 hours of flying capturing the secret faces of Hong Kong. Very few people had seen those astonishing vistas, so here, in one book, was a whole new world. Now, 35 years after that first aerial insight, comes the latest and ninth volume in the series. Instead of a snapshot in time, it presents a visual review of the growth and development of Hong Kong. The earliest photograph in the book dates from 1880, and the latest was taken late in 2017. The photographic team has been augmented by Moby Lau who shot most of the new pictures in the book. Recent drone photography offers a never-before-seen aerial perspective on the city and surrounding landscape.
About the Author
David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-Apec Trade Policy Group. He is veteran journalist and expert on international business, global trade, and economic and political developments, particularly in Hong Kong and China. Moby Lau has more than 40 years' experience in the printing industry and as a photographer. He specializes in making photographs look their best on the printed page.