Inspired by an article in Magnum website that shows a collection of photographs taken from a position higher than eye level, it gave me an idea to do the same. Not really intended to copycat but it made me realize that I have a small collection of photographs that I took somewhere above the eye level. Taking photos at that level actually will open up a kind of new world to us since it is a totally different view compared to the normal view that you see at eye level.
Here are some pictures from my collection that I photographed at a level higher than eye level:
To shoot something at a higher position like this you need not ride a crane, what you just need is to find a suitable place like a balcony or corridor to position yourself and shoot away.
Shot from the balcony of SOGO Shopping Complex in Kuala Lumpur after which I was reprimanded by a security guard for taking pictures in a private premise. I apologised after I have got the picture though.
This was taken from a corridor on the first floor of an eatery complex in Bandar Baru Kuala Lipis.
This string of tents of temporary bazaar put up by KL City Hall during Ramadhan every year was captured from the parking lot of The Campbell Shopping Complex in Kuala Lumpur. It is actually the popular position taken by amateurs and professionals alike.
I waited on the balcony and aimed my lens on the black stairs hoping for someone to pass by. Suddenly there was this lady descending the steps quickly and I fired the shutter and managed to place her at approximately one of the rule-of-thirds intersection.
Shot from the balcony in Pavilion Shopping Centre.
This shot was captured from the LRT station when I noticed the newly painted zebra crossing on a rainy day.
Besides shooting it at a higher level I was more attracted to the beautiful low-angled warm light in the late evening.
Happy shooting and happy fasting