Photography is all about perspective, and roofs prove that perspective matters. From the street, roofs are nothing more than an upper lining to facades, a thing slender of shingles just visible over the top edge. We are used to looking at cities this way, it is how we experience them on a daily basis. From above however, a city is completely different. Facades disappear and roofs become great panels of textured colors. While from the street, the buildings are predominantly characterized by their facades, from above, buildings have an entirely different visual identity, determined almost completely by their roofs, the facades just a sliver barely visible just beneath the last row of shingles.
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