Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC, Photographed From High Above

This past Thanksgiving, Brooklyn-based photographer Navid Baraty attended and photographed the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. However, he didn’t shoot the festivities in the way that most people do (from the ground). Instead, he went high overhead to the roof of a tall building to capture everything from a birds-eye-view.

Baraty tells us,

I shot the photos from the roof of a 30-story building along 6th Avenue at 37th Street. I wanted to photograph the parade from unusual vantage point. Everyone sees shots of the parade with the giant balloons rising high into the sky, so I wanted to create unusual compositions by looking down on the parade. I’ve been doing an Intersection series where I photograph cities from high above looking straight down and felt that the parade would make a great addition to the series.

You can find more of these photographs in this Flickr set.

Intersection, Macy’s Day Parade by Navid Baraty (via My Modern Met)

Image credits: Photographs by Navid Baraty and used with permission

  • theyresofarrraway

    You’re joking, right?
    Anyway, thanks for posting.

  • rtfe

    that’s sort of the point er, right? a different perspective, angle, view. it happens quite often in photography and art stuff.

  • ohdeartheartsetisupset

    Have you looked at some of his previous Intersection work? Way better than this effort. Nothing like a good idea that didn’t pan out-happens to all of us. Still and all-thanks for trying.

  • rtfe

    we all can’t be Halsman, eh

  • Thompson de Guys

    A missed opportunity is what I would call these…