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AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDES a breathtaking perspective on a familiar world, lifting viewers above the trees and buildings so they might reimagine the landscape.
The art form dates to 1858, when Gaspard-Félix Tournachon photographed the rooftops and boulevards of Paris from a hot air balloon 1,600 feet above the city. Photographers have in the years since attached cameras to almost anything that flies, from pigeons and kites to airplanes and rockets. Still, aerial photography remained the purview of professionals, a tool for armies and spies, or a hobby for the wealthy until drones brought it to the masses.
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Now anyone with a few hundred dollars and the skill to fly a drone can make stunning aerial photos. Many of them eagerly share their work on Dronestagram, where users have posted some 60,000 images since 2014. (You can find another 900,000 or so under the Instagram hashtag #dronestagram.) Ayperi Karabuda Ecer, the former editor-in-chief at Magnum Photos Paris, collected 250 of them in Dronescapes, a coffee table book arriving May 9 from Thames & Hudson.
“Drones can make you share the scale of nature in a way that you couldn’t do with normal photography,” she says. “We all have that need of showing something larger.” Continue reading about incredible photography.
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