The photographer Carlos Ayesta rappels down skyscrapers in search of a new point of view.

Carlos Ayesta, a new point of view for architectural photography
- AUG 28, 2013

Carlos Ayesta proposes a new way to view and value architecture through photography called "vertical architecture". His technique is based on rappeling down the side of skyscrapers to capture unique new views of the buildings. Each composition brings the viewer closer to close-ups that could not be achieved any other way.

Carlos Ayesta, a new point of view for architectural photography

Carlos Ayesta, photo: Guillaume Bression

Ayesta's work shows a personality that is quite rare, one that reveals not only the grandiosity of the architecture but also the lives that are carried out within it. In some of the shots Ayesta captures the men and women working and living inside the buildings, their surroundings and personal belongings, showing how everyday life unfolds inside the impressive architecture.

Carlos Ayesta, a new point of view for architectural photography

©Carlos Ayesta

Aesthetically, the perspectives that he is able to capture show the city from a new angle, through a unique point of view. A newer and more vertical vision and exceptional views are always presents in each image. As he explains the "vertical architecture" is a "new form of valuing architecture as art, and of looking at the world. A new concept for seeing not from the sky or from the floor, but from the heart of the city."

Carlos Ayesta, a new point of view for architectural photography

©Carlos Ayesta

ArtDiscover

Staff

Other news that may interest you

Visitors opinion

Please share your opinion with us.

For full information on our approach to users' comments on our site, please see our publishing policy.