Way before I arrived here in New York City, someone told me that there was that running joke in these tourists walking around Manhattan. Barring the obvious about only tourists wearing shorts in the summer, they’re the ones who keep looking up. They are always awed by the concrete jungle that this part of NYC is, whether they are from another state or another country.
When I started on Instagram not too long ago, I found upward looking shots as a creative way of showcasing the obvious. It was a different way of making the ordinary stand out. More than that, it literally showed my world from a different perspective. Much like stopping to smell the flowers, many of us here tend to forget how there is much to be awed by if we stop looking at what’s street level and looked up instead. There is a totally different world many levels above us.
Below is a compilation of some of my #LookingUp posts in answer to this photo challenge.