Aerial Views

Methodologies, actions, and musings to provoke dream flight.

Passarola

Early Vantage Points

Looking Down:

balloonist Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, known as “Nadar”, in 1858 over Paris, France.[1]

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The Pigeon Camera: In 1908 Dr Julius Neubronner patented a miniature pigeon camera activated by a timing mechanism.

Julius_Neubronner_with_pigeon_and_camera_1914800px-PigeoncamerasThe resulting images are haunting with the shadowy wings of the pigeons ghosting them.

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Looking up:

Stieglitz’s Equivalents series:

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steiglitz Stieglitz-Equivalent1839+ “to hold a moment…to record something so completely, that all who see [the picture of it] will relive an equivalent of what has been expressed.” – Stieglitz

Looking Beyond:

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earthmoon1

daybreak-gale-crater

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