Photographing from above (but not too high up) is a matter of narrative technique rather than simple point of view. When photographing a street, the throngs of pedestrians and cars merge into a shapeless mass, obstructing the gaze and confusing perspective. You have to get up above street level. Few meters suffice to reveal the alignments of building flanking the road, the perspective turns from an unknown quantity into a story, and the crowd again become people, or rather characters.
Photos by GUIDO COZZI