National Geographic : 2016 Apr
YourShot.ngm.com VISIONS EDITOR’S NOTE Christian Åslund Stockholm, Sweden There aren’t many tall buildings where Åslund grew up, so when he visited a friend’s high-rise apartment in Hong Kong, the view downward inspired an idea. On the roof Åslund used a walkie-talkie to direct a friend lying on the street. They spent two days shooting similar images. ‘ Taking the bird’s-eye view—which is usually part of the story—and making it the whole story can refresh your work. There’s power in seeing something in an entirely new way.’ Marie McGrory, Your Shot photo editor From Above Assignment “Point downward” was the only rule we gave Your Shot members. See their work in each issue of the magazine and online every day.