From his home on the Hong Kong island of Cheung Chau, Michael Wolf photographed sunrises every morning between 5.30 and 7.30 am. Here, on the roof of this three-story house, the
photographer meditates regularly during these early hours.
This series grew into a conceptual work. At first glance, the spectacle of light and colour
seems to clash with Wolf’s previous series of images, social critiques reflecting living conditions
in overpopulated megacities, and concomitant issues of mass consumption and environmental
pollution. And now, sun, clouds, and the vastness of the sky and sea, divided by a horizon. It is the
inherent optimism of the dawn of a new day, an image of untouched nature.