This photograpahic series documents one of the most densely populated areas of the world, but it is also a journey through a strangely underpopulated place, inhabited only by the traces of city dwellers. The dark back alleys that crisscross the city are home to objects that, at first glance, seem to be discarded—the random detritus of the man-made world. The abstract patterns of the buildings reveal the beauty and order that underlie the apparent chaos of the city.

More of Michael Wolf’s photographs can be seen in the book: HONG KONG: Front Door/Back Door
published by Thames and Hudson.