Michael Wolf Photographed Hong Kong's Lost Laundry
Who isn’t curious about what they might discover in an alleyway? Michael Wolf does it for us, chronicling life in Hong Kong since 2003, as he photographs back alleys, transforming lost gloves, discarded chairs and forlorn laundry into visual sculptures with his pervasive curiosity and humor. Lost Laundry focuses on the clothes blown off clothes lines by the wind and dispersed all over the city’s electric wires, roofs and billboards. Wolf’s visual encyclopedia of Hong Kong’s itinerant items of clothing in new temporary quarters within the city reveal intriguing stories about life in Hong Kong’s tight spaces.
Published by Buchkunst Berlin, Hong Kong Lost Laundry was designed and completely with Michael Wolf shortly before his death on April 24, 2019. It is the last volume of Wolf’s “Informal Solutions” series.
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