From Nalasopara to Bhiwandi, Vikhroli to Aarey Colony, Bandra to Kandivali, photos of the suburbs of Mumbai are now part of a unique portrait collection. These photos are unique because the 24 black and white photographs have been captured at an altitude of 15,000 ft above the sea level. 

These aerial pictures of of Mumbai’s suburban geography, captured by Robert D Stephens, are an invitation to reflect on the transitions taking place in Maximum City and are part of an event titled 'Mumbai North'.

The project was conducted in collaboration with the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board and also measured air pollution levels on the corresponding day. 

Here are nine of the 24 pictures. 

Source: b'Powai Artifical as on December 2014'
Source: b'Seventeen Percent as on December 2014'
Source: b'Vikhroli Lab as on December 2014'
Source: b"Bhiwandi's Waral as on May 2015"
Source: b'Borivali Planning as on February 2015'
Source: b'Mahim Business Centre as on March 2015'
Source: b'Bountiful Xanadu as on April 2015'
Source: b'Sakinaka Metro as on December 2014'
Source: b'Control Towers as on January 2015'

In association with ARTISANS’, these images will be exhibited in Artisans gallery Mumbai from January 8 to January 16. 

All images sourced by Robert D Stephens