2 Jan 2019 at 8:41am
What better way to welcome in the new year with a new image.
2018 was the year of the aerial once again. Aerial photography has exploded into the mainstream over the past decade. From the early days of Richard Waldendorp shooting from a plane, to drones redefining what is possible. It has been an exciting ride. It used to be up in a light aircraft or helicopter but I prefer a drone these days for lots of reasons. Most being the ability to hover and compose more effectively. The ability to shoot straight down without any angle which means the image can be rotated in any direction in post but still look right.
I love aerials but they aren’t my passion. I prefer the banal urban landscape. This is what I have been exploring a lot in the past 9 years.
So what is new in 2019 for me? Possibly a new camera system and definitely new images. But I want to continue to talk more about deeper issues. Issues relating to the environment and how we can all do our bit to reduce our carbon footprint. No finger pointing here just the facts and good, open and honest discussions.
It is going to be a year of excitement and hopefully positive change. Thanks to all of you for interacting with my posts on Facebook and Insta and for all the likes, the chats in the gallery and the goodwill.
We really all have more in common than differences. Clean air, water, food on the table. A roof over our head. Freedom of thought, democracy and a government that looks after the people. We all want that.
See you on the beaches, in the gallery or on the side of a mountain looking for magic light!