The Aerial Perspective

Unique, captivating, wonderous...there are many adjectives that can be used to describe this most intriguing viewpoint. It just isn't a viewpoint that we often get to experience. Unless you're a pilot, airline passenger with a window seat, or maybe a bird, we just don't get up in the air that often. I also don't feel that you have to go very high, in fact I prefer to stay relatively close and connected with the subject matter. Most of my aerial landscape fine art photography is from 150-300 feet in the air...that's it, no more!!! It may not seem like much, but the image below is from approximately 200 above ground. Above the clean, white gypsum dunes at White Sands National Monument in Southern New Mexico. So for me, it just brings a new, exciting element into my landscape photography that I can show and share with others.

White Sands

How is it done?

The simple explanation is....I lift the camera with a kite. The more complicated explanation is....I lift the camera with a kite, and walk it around above the ground, with absolutely no idea as to what the camera is seeing. This is by design and intention...I don't want to know what's going on. It is a demonstration of "letting go of control", "having faith", and letting the chips fall where they may, so to speak. The only guidance I give the camera is to keep it from blowing away, raise and lower its height, and position it by walking the kite around. That's it... that's all that needs to be done.

So there you have it. I hope that I've helped in describing what it is I do, and maybe even answered the question why. That is, if anyone was curious. You will find many examples of aerial landscape photography in my galleries. You will also find examples of architectural photography, golf course photography, and many other samples of fine art photography.

All of my photographs are for sale as fine art, can be licensed for commercial use, and intended to be enjoyed by all.

Most importantly, to all who have purchased my artwork in the past, planning to purchase my artwork in the future, or just enjoying it at the moment, I say thank you....for without all of you out there in the world, there would be no one to share my artwork with. Please enjoy!!!