A View from the Top: Viewpoint Collection

A collection of 13 stunning projects in the hills of Los Angeles viewed through photographer Mike Kelley’s lens.

Beginning in an introduction and in narratives running through the projects, Mike Kelley gives a glimpse into his process of and how approaches his craft, as well as sharing amusing anecdotes about the shoots. These are supported by thoughts and descriptions from the architects responsible for designing the projects.

But that is what’s so great about architectural photography — a relinquishing of control. It is only on projects where a significant amount of trust is placed with a photographer to see a project with clear eyes, unbiased, untethered from the hours of toil on details and colors and finishes that a photographer can create images that do justice to the work done over the course of years.
– Mike Kelley