Pictured in sneaks and skinny jeans is NYC-based photographer and madman Navid Baraty looking down at a Manhattan streetscape from way, way above. (Update: We had the wrong photographer for that first shot, so the photo's been removed.) The photographer tells Curbed, "It feels pretty incredible being above NYC. You feel so detached from the city, and it's amazing to just observe the flow of a city from above." Awesome, but we're getting chills just from thinking about it!
Currently in the middle on an ongoing series titled Intersection, the photographer is documenting city life, flow, and character from rooftops, and is willing to lean over the edges of tall buildings and skyscrapers for the perfect shot. Baraty, who recently did a similar project in Tokyo, began his Manhattan installation of Intersection a few months back. As he found himself working in various sky-high buildings over the summer doing photo shoots, Baraty decided to take full advantage of his rooftop access. Commenting on the buildings, taxis, merging traffic, and swarms of pedestrians seen from above, the photographer tells us, "It sort of just puts everything in perspective and makes you realize how small you really are." Hey, we feel the same way from the ground!
· NYC Intersections From High Above [My Modern Met]