While the most exciting part in an interior designer’s life is the communication with their clients through colourful three dimensional renderings and materials, sticking heads into blueprint layouts can be rather boring and exhausting. I recently discovered the bliss and excitement of looking at layouts from a photographers perspective while enjoying the little details below from the top of a tower at The Forks in Winnipeg.
Today, I came across photography works by Brooklyn based photographer Navid Baraty who has captured some interesting images from the top of a building of an intersection in Ginza in Tokyo. Baraty captures the order and geometry of perfectly parallel lines, precise angles and thoughtful proportion that reflect the society’s meticulous attention to detail and artistic presentation.
Instead of walking on the streets with humongous buildings all around the city, Baraty decided to experience the hustle bustle of city life and capture a surreal perspective from the top of the buildings. While Baraty believes that there is undeniable beauty in abstracting architecture into angles and reflections, he was attracted even more by the unique character of each city that could still be perceived from far above.
Baraty says, “Life in a city can often be relentless, with endless demands and deadlines, pressures and expectations. This can create a sort of tunnel vision that prevents us from experiencing the wonder of the city as a dynamic and living thing. I’d like people to take away a new perspective on the broader life and motion of a city, and most importantly, the context of their role within it.”