Humza Deas hit the headlines when he was simply 17, when he was caught climbing to the highest of bridges and a few of New York’s tallest buildings to seize the right picture. Now 21-years-old, he has launched a shocking set of photos of New York from above, fortunately taken this time with a drone.
The excessive vantage factors of lots of Deas’ photographs give perception into lots of Manhattan’s geometric patterns, making the streets appear to be a mannequin village. Stunning chicken’s eye view pictures present the inexperienced tree of Union Square Park among the many sky scrapers, autumn colors of Washington Square Park and naturally the long-lasting Central Park.
Other unbelievable footage present folks taking part in basketball on outside courts, the Port Authority bus terminal and the unusual constructing complexes of Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village. The pictures additionally illustrate the distinction between gray buildings and roads, and town’s many vibrant inexperienced parks.
Aged 17 when he was caught climbing, he spoke with New York Magazine in regards to the rising recognition of city exploration and his drive to take the right of New York City.
He acquired the concept to start out climbing earlier that yr, whereas watching a viral video of two Russian daredevils scaling the 2073-foot Shanghai Tower, nonetheless beneath building in China. He noticed the otherworldly scenes they captured whereas clinging to a crane on the prime, the place skyscrapers poked out of a sea of clouds.
“I’m thinking, hey, they’re in China, they’re not in New York,” Deas stated. “I can show New York this kind of photography.”
Words: Mark McConville/MediaDrumWorld