6 Stunning Photographs Taken from the Edge of a Skyscraper
How many times have you seen a city from above? Brooklyn-based photographer Navid Baraty is enamored with urban aerial views and wants to share these breathtaking perspectives with the world. Now when he visits a skyscraper he brings his camera to capture the spectacular moment of looking down and seeing the new city in a new, unexpected way.
Baraty was inspired to start this series while lunching in a skyscraper in Tokyo. “I looked straight down and saw an amazing geometric pattern on the Tokyo street scene,” he told Fast Company. “I realized that the scene really said a lot about the character of Japan.”
Once Baraty started taking similar photographs in New York, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority selected his work to display as part of the Arts for Transit program, which promotes public art spaces in transit areas. Baraty’s photographs are now on display in the Bowling Green subway station in New York.
There could be no better choice of artist to promote public arts – Baraty himself left his stable engineering job to pursue his passion for photography, now taking commissions for photographic work around the world and capturing beautiful moments in unexpected places.
Images via Navid Baraty’s Intersection series