Aerial photography has an unusual charm about it: it’s perspective, always perspective, that which allows one to see reality in one form or another.
When you lose sight of this – when you are too close, perspective can go amiss. That’s why it’s always good to have something or someone that’ll remind us of the way things are, from a different perspective. A macro view.
Evelyn Merino-Reyna is passionate about paragliding and photography, so one good day she decided to follow her instincts and combine both passions into an idea that began in 2005 and is alive and well to this day: taking pictures of Lima, from above.
Lima, our capital, which is mutating nonstop.
Merino-Reyna’s idea begins in an attempt to leave a historical archive of our city, its change and evolution; in addition to reaching all city-dwellers, and showing us a facet of Lima we obviously didn’t know (unless we’ve rented a pair of wings), Merino-Reyna shows us there’re ways of appreciating every bit of our city.
These pictures will be part of her first book Lima más arriba, which will be published in January 2013. While we wait, I’ll leave you with this for some perspective.
Photos copyright Lima Más Arriba
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