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Drawing Urban Design by Lorraine Farrelly

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Digital techniques

Photography can be considered a form of mapping. A way of recording the environment, it can be observational, absorbing aspects of the world around us and capturing change over time. A photographic record is an important part of documenting and understanding a site. Aerial photography is part of that documentation: reading a city from above offers the possibility to make observations and connections and to understand the connections in a broader context.

If a series of aerial photographs are taken and examined over time, cities can be assessed in terms of metropolitan growth and change. Aerial photographs enable visualization of density and comparisons of different parts of a city.

In this series of photographs of a souk, ...

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