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Fueled by profound curiosity and a love of travel, Baraty is determined to visit all seven continents to capture dramatic landscapes and cities from great heights. He is always on the lookout for unique perspectives in order to show us aspects of these places that traditionally remain unseen. In the aptly titled series Hidden City, he conveys a wealth of emotions arising from the location and its residents. Reflections on skyscraper facades add to the sense of place. We see objects and places that are familiar, but presented in a manner that is not.
Baraty views photography as more than just finding the perfect composition, striving to capture: “a passing moment forever frozen in time, an enduring echo of a memory.” “Hidden City 1” perfectly illustrates this intention. The strict composition and vanishing point create the fleeting sensation of being in a tunnel of steel beams and glassy windows. Gradually we get our bearings and make sense of these surroundings – an experience remarkably similar to stepping into the hustle and bustle of this pulsing metropolis. Baraty has perfectly transmitted the essence of the place.