Photographer Navid Baraty based in Brooklyn New York, has started a photography project called intersections, taking shots of street intersections from roof tops of high-rise buildings in New York City and Tokyo. The idea came to him while he was lunching in a skyscraper restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, looking downwards at the city. Since then, he’s been capturing the familiar hustle and bustle of city life – from an unfamiliar point of view.
“You get such a different perspective from above that you just don’t see on the street level,” Baraty said. “When you’re on the street it feels so chaotic and hectic, there are people everywhere. When you’re above you feel so detached from everything and you can reflect on how the city flows.”
Baraty moved to New York last summer from San Francisco to pursue freelance photography and has access to rooftops through his work. While he has shot locations in Midtown, Chelsea, Union Square and the Financial District, he says the goal is to feature every New York neighborhood. Additionally, he says Midtown is one of his favorite locations to shoot.