Keen to showcase his native metropolis of Bogotá in a contemporary and thrilling new method, Colombian photographer Camilo Monzon Navas determined to shoot a few of its most-loved points of interest from above. As he tells Lonely Planet although, the concept solely occurred to him as he admired town from a very good vantage level; his home.
“The idea was born accidentally”, he begins, “as I looked down on the structures of Bogotá from the terrace of my apartment. I live in a ten-story building, so the city was accessible to me in an unusual way, since most of the time we see the world from the ground. Bogotá has many faces from the ground, but a million from the sky.”
As Camilo explains, his metropolis is home to some beautiful works of structure, and he was curious to see how they’d look when photographed them from this special approach. “There are many places of cultural and tourist interest here in Bogotá”, he explains, “and lots of them are places of real architectural heritage. These include buildings designed by Rogelio Salmona, regarded as one of Colombia’s most important 20th century architects.” However, the extra he gazed at Bogotá from above, the extra Camilo additionally got here to see magnificence in its extra on a regular basis scenes. “There are simple streets near my neighborhood; parks and places that I go with my family. These turned out to be incredible from the sky too.”
Though he’s grown up in Bogotá and is aware of it intimately, Camilo says he was nonetheless shocked by the pictures he captured. “What struck me most about these structures is the beauty and geometry that can goes unnoticed, due to the speed of the city. We often don’t stop to contemplate what Bogotá offers us.” His pals and neighbours agree. “Those who’ve seen the project often comment that the structures they walk by every day look so imposing or geometric. Or they’ll say, ‘Wow! I didn’t know my city looked so good from the air!’”