By Mark McConville
AWESOME aerial images have offered a new perspective of the city that never sleeps, New York.
Stunning bird’s eye view shots show the green tree of Union Square Park among the sky scrapers, autumn colours of Washington Square Park and of course the iconic Central Park.
Other incredible pictures show people playing basketball on outdoor courts, the Port Authority bus terminal and the strange building complexes of Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village.
The spectacular snaps were taken in New York City by Manhattan-based photographer Humza Deas (21) with a drone.
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 grey buildings and roads, and the city’s many colourful green parks.
Deas hit the headlines before when he was just 17 when he was climbing to the top of bridges and some of New York’s tallest buildings to capture the perfect photo.
At that time, he spoke with New York Magazine about the growing popularity of urban exploration, the incriminating drive to take the perfect photograph of New York City, and about receiving death threats for speaking with the media.
He got the idea to start climbing earlier that year, while watching a viral video of two Russian daredevils scaling the 2,073-foot Shanghai Tower, still under construction in China.
The first-person video was so intense that his hands began to sweat as he held his phone.
“I was like, damn, this is so dangerous,” he told New York Magazine
Then he saw the otherworldly scenes they captured while clinging to a crane at the top, where skyscrapers poked out of a sea of clouds.
“I’m thinking, hey, they’re in China, they’re not in New York,” Deas said.
“I can show New York this kind of photography.”
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