Aerial Views

Methodologies, actions, and musings to provoke dream flight.


Early Vantage Points

Looking Down:

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

493px-Nadar-Self-Portrait 464px-Brooklyn_Museum_-_Nadar_Élevant_la_Photographie_à_la_Hauteur_de_l'Art_-_Honoré_Daumier

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.


Looking up:

Stieglitz’s Equivalents series:


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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