Image: Navid Baraty
Many people know the feeling. You’re high up in the air, standing on top of a building or cliff and, even if you don’t want to, you’re compelled to look down at the drop before you. The wind is in your face and ears. Faint sounds travel up from the ground far below. Then suddenly you feel woozy, as if you’re going to topple over at any moment. It’s a relief to step back from the edge and be sure of the surface beneath your feet again. Unless that is, you’re Navid Baraty, a photographer who doesn’t take photos of the New York skyline so much as from up in the rooftops of this famous city. And he shows no fear, either!