Posts Tagged ‘aerial’
Photographer Gray Malin‘s “A La Plage, A La Piscine” series shrinks sunbathers down to specks. Shot through open helicopter doors, Malin’s aerial photographs manage to capture serene patterns on the otherwise crowded beaches and pool decks of Europe, Australia, South America and the U.S.
While the photographer’s artist statement notes the color, light and shape of these “celebrations of summer,” one can’t help but also notice a pattern of what appears to be luxury and decadence in these photographs. From Las Vegas to Copacabana, the glitz of sunbathing seems to only be magnified when seen from above—which is, of course, ironic considering the scale of the people in these shots is shrunken down. The series is truly mesmerizing to look at, no matter what ultimately catches your eye.
At first glance, photographer Andre Ermolaev‘s stunning aerial shots look more like paintings, or maybe even CGI landscapes, than actual photographs of the Icelandic countryside. And yet, photographs they are. My Modern Met quotes Ermolaev as saying that, as a photographer, “What has become a real discovery for me is the bird’s eye view of the rivers flowing along the black volcanic sand. It is an inexpressible combination of colors, lines, and patterns.”
Can you believe these are photographs? Also, how badly does this make you want to befriend a helicopter pilot so that you can take your camera up high and discover what unlikely scenes are yet to be captured of your local landscape?