Sometimes, it's all about your perspective. Photographer Menno Aden used this concept to create Room Portraits, a series of aerial photos of everyday spaces that look extraordinary when seen from above.
The rooms, all in Berlin, range from apartments, to shops, to a school. The photos are meant to feel voyeuristic in order to draw parallels to our culture. By placing his camera on the ceiling, Aden shoots the familiar rooms in an abstract way, reexamining their structure by showing them two-dimensionally .
Like a real-life blueprint, the aerial view is also a great way to highlight layout and use of available space. Look around you right now. How would your space appear from above?