Feature Friday: @weownthecity

At just 17 years old, Miami based Matias Vasquez is on top of it all. Literally.

Matias, a member of our FlyNYON Miami family, is currently a senior in high school. His talent reaches beyond the sky and he lets his images speak for themselves. We’re pleased to start out our Blog Feature Fridays with our very own @WeOwnTheCity.

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Q: How long have you been on Instagram?

A: A little more than a year.

Q: What do you want to go to school for?

A: I’d like to study the business/art of photography, preferably in New York or California.

Q: How many times have you been up in a helicopter?

A: Too many!

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Q: Fear of heights?

A: It used to be my biggest fear. I couldn’t even step in an airplane without freaking out. Now it’s the least of my problems.

Q: How Do You Edit?

A: Lightroom

Q: What do you do for a living/ what do you want to do for a living?

A: The jobs I’ve been getting for my photography have been picking up lately, and it has really opened my eyes to the opportunity to work hard and become a full-time photographer once I graduate high school.

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Q: What are you shooting with when you go up?

A: Canon 6D and 17-40mm.

Q: What’s your favorite building to look at from the air?

A:  In NYC, the Chrysler building and Empire State Building. In Miami, the blue and green diamond, as well as the southeast financial building.

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Q: Who are some of your favorite Instagrammers/what are some of your favorite hashtags?

A: Just to name a few… @Trashhand@Gbergphoto@BrianWillette@11Shots@WooSupreme, @HiddenAccess@Insighting, @Shot_By_Ian@Nvahey@Kostennn@Night.Shift ; these guys inspire me every-time they post.

Q: How has your life changed since Instagram?

A: Wow, so much has changed. I used to manage a skateboarding company when I was 13 and having developed my skills in videography and photography to what I do now is amazing to me. Instagram’s amazing way of connecting people to a community has helped me meet people from around the world and I’m thankful for that.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 years and how is that different from where you are now?

A: I see myself traveling the world and photographing everything through my unique perspective. I just turned 17 but hopefully by then I’ll have everything figured out and moving.

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Thanks for sitting down with us Matias!