Aerial photography gives us the ability to see life around us from a totally different perspective and provides unique visual experience for the objects seen from top view. Previously, aerial photography was very challenging and requires expensive equipment to fly with the camera above the location and start taking photographs. Currently, this type of photography becomes accessible for many photographers, thanks to the up-to-date drones that allow photographers to attach their cameras, take shots, and control the camera position using WiFi connection.
Away from the aerial photography technology, todays’ project provides a new unique view for the crowd New York City through number of amazing photographs for the city from above. The project is created by new York and Los Angeles-based photographer, Navid Baraty, as part of his collection, Intersection.
Navid started his life as an engineer then left it to fulfill his passion for photography. He, as noticed in his photos, focuses on human stories and related themes. His work has been appreciated in different publications and won many awards. Navid’s photography work is features in many places including the national geography, Apple, NASA, The Guardian, NPR, CNN, BMW, Wired Magazine, CBS, Daily Mail, and others.
In his collection, Intersection, Navid tends to present number of photos for New York City using aerial photography, providing a extraordinary view for the crowded streets, the yellow taxies, and high buildings. He used the colors and the glass reflections to highlight the energetic spirit of the city, yet most of his photos depend on soft colors that look little bit similar to vintage photos.
The lines of the buildings play an important role in his collection as they draw virtual lines for the viewer to follow and use it to navigate through the different elements in the photographs. These lines remark Navid’s collection and give it a unique style. He wants his collection to reflect a different perspective of how human being is looking to the mother Earth. While people walk in the middle of high buildings and see it from below, he wanted to give them a giant perspective and how the same buildings, streets, cars, and people can be seen from a top view.
Navid Baraty travels around the globe to take photos related to human being and planet Earth. His portfolio includes different photography projects such as Earth, Snow + Rain, Alaska, 20 Days in India, The City, and Stories. These projects can be viewed in his website Navid Baraty Photography.