Recently I was hired to shoot a photograph of The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton in Center City Philadelphia for their current marketing campaign. The new Dilworth Plaza, being built at the base of City Hall, currently looks like a construction site. The Residences overlooks the park, so the Sales Executive wanted to have a visual render created of the area to show potential residents what the park will look like. To capture the building's proximity to Center City, the photo needed to include The Residences, City Hall, and Dilworth Plaza.
One of the best vantage points from which to make the photograph was the top of the Municipal Services Building across the street. After weeks of back-and-forth email correspondences and waiting for clearances, I was given a 1/2hr on the roof of the building to make the photo. Of course, I couldn't help but take a moment to shoot the video clip you see above.