Perspective matters. This is a series of street photos shot in Verona, Italy. They were taken from the ramparts of the Castelvecchio fortress, and from the terrace of the Palazzo Maffei Casa Museo, overlooking the Piazza Erbe.
Shot from up high, tourists appear to cluster while they take in the surrounding sights. The city residents, by contrast, pass by at a more hurried pace. And at an even faster pace, bikers ride by, rarely glancing at those they leave in their wake.
Shot from up-high, it’s as if the people were planted there to serve as extras in a street scene. The closer the camera gets to ground level, however, the more the people come to our attention, while the buildings and busy streets slowly fade into the background.