New York City is the subject of many photographers' photos. No matter the perspective, it’s hard to take a bad picture of the place. But Manhattan-based Humza Deas has been using a drone to take a series of images that show the city from a different view.
The high vantage points of many of Deas' photos give insight into many of Manhattan’s geometric patterns, making the streets look like a model village. The shots also illustrate the contrast between gray buildings and roads, and the city’s many colorful green parks.
When Deas was 17, he used to climb as high as he could possibly get, taking pictures of his legs dangling over the edge of buildings and earning him the nickname, "outlaw photographer." Despite often trespassing, he took such great images that one even made it to the cover of New York Magazine a couple of years ago. As a native New Yorker, he is always looking for new ways to capture the city, but these days favors using a drone to capture his aerial shots; a method that is safer and also offers greater perspective in the photo.
All images used with permission of Humza Deas.
[via My Modern Met]