To shoot skyscrapers, a photographer learns to “read” colossal. Ultra-large, glassy blockbusters speak one language from a distance, another from the ground, and still another through their reflective façades. Working mostly with commercial realtors, Greg works to emphasize size, sophistication, cutting-edge amenities, ideal location, and a promise that such immense impressiveness will rub off on a prospective tenant.

 

It’s a matter of expertly mixing height, light and shadows with reflections of clouds and adjacent buildings.

 

 For the distance shot, he talks his way into a nearby, tall building to score a view of the structure’s peak, middle and environs. From up there, it’s a matter of expertly mixing height, light and shadows with reflections of clouds and adjacent buildings.

 
 

For a different “read,” shooting from the ground paints a towering picture of a grand entrance fading into a celebration of clouds before a climactic encounter with the wild blue yonder.