Architectural photographer Carlos Ayesta captured these unusual views of Paris by abseiling down the sides of skyscrapers with his camera slung over his shoulder (+ slideshow).
Ayesta is a freelance photographer specialising in architecture. He has abseiled from Paris structures such as La Tour Eiffel, La Grande Arche de la Défense, the Center of New Industries and Technologies (CNIT), Tour EQHO and Tour Sequoia.
By dangling from the sides of these buildings, Ayesta gains an unusual perspective of the city, including views taken through windows of unsuspecting occupants.
"My approach of taking photographs whilst abseiling and from hanging platforms shows the architecture in another dimension," Ayesta told Dezeen.
Ayesta hopes to capture the city, district and buildings in his photographs from a previously unseen perspective. "I can take pictures of hidden things. No-one on the ground or on top of the buildings can see what I see," he explained.
"I take pictures of towers, offices and homes, and I am able to capture the people working and living within those spaces," he continued. "The window reflections are magical - you can see life and the landscapes within the same frame."
Here's a short film of Ayesta abseiling in Paris:
Ayesta told Dezeen he is talking to a company in Tokyo about his next project.
Earlier this year, we featured photographs by Nick Guttridge's of The Shard by Renzo Piano which showed just how tall the building is compared with the rest of London's skyline. More recently London's Design Museum exhibited photographs depicting examples of unsung architecture in the city.
Photographs are by Carlos Ayesta.
Film is by Guillaume Bression.