Posts tagged: aerial photography

Graphic and Surreal Aerial Images of Swimming Pools

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For his latest project Pools, German photographer Stephan Zirwes studies one of earth’s most precious and vital resources: water. In these aerial shots of swimming pools across southern Germany, Zirwes contemplates our tendency to privatize what is a public asset.

45 Astonishing, Abstract Aerial Images Found on Google Earth


Grand Canyon Village, United States




Rikaze, China

In the fourteen years since Google Earth has redefined the map, using satellite and drone imagery, aerial photography, and government archived shots to chart and catalogue the world. Virtual travel is available with the click of a button, transporting us from Chile to China, Greenland to Antarctica, and back again.

Enchanting Misty Landscapes by Ysbrand Cosijn


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© Ysbrand Cosijn / Offset

For his computer-generated aerial images, Netherlands-based photographer Ysbrand Cosijn blankets the wilderness in layers of mist, imbuing his imagined landscapes with a sense of enigma and wonderment.

Maun, Botswana from Above


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Photo du Jour: Miami Beach from Above


For Up in the Air, aerial photographer Antoine Rose transforms the beachscapes of Miami and Long Island into abstract compositions of umbrellas, towels, and tiny human figures. Rose explains that for him, the beach is a magical sort of equalizer; with everyone in swimming suits enjoying the same scenery, distinctions of class and experience fade into the background. Here, the miniature bathers and sun tanners are seen through the same objective lens, each individual wonderfully interchangeable with the next.

Photo du Jour: Summer Swimming in NYC


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August is the month when everyone takes a vacation. If you are one of the unlucky ones to be stuck in the city (with all the lovely tourists), maybe you should check out one of NYC’s public pools. In this aerial image, we see the city not as a concrete jungle but as a perfect blue waterscape, a refreshing oasis in which to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. Though densely populated, the pool is strikingly vast, an enchanting manmade lake to be explored.

New York On Air specializes in aerial photography spanning the landscape of the city. With a team of helicopter pilots and aviation professionals, they are able to capture New York in unexpected and captivating ways.

This photo and many others from New York On Air’s portfolio are available through Offset, a new curated collection of high-end commercial and editorial photography and illustration from award-winning artists around the world.

A Parking Lot From Above

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Photo du Jour: A Makeshift Pool in the Ozarks


In the hustle and bustle of domestic life with three children, photographer Julie Blackmon has a knack for finding moments of calm and serenity. At her aunt’s hilltop house in the Ozark, Missouri countryside, she captures a refreshing swim on a 102 degree July day.  In this magical scene, kids float about in an ethereal, murky blue water.

Adam Garelick’s Breathtaking View of Lower Manhattan at Night


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Photo du Jour: Beach Time in Los Angeles

Bobby Meyer

Colorful, vibrant umbrellas dot the sand on a Los Angeles coastline as brothers Bobby and David Meyers fly above, capturing abstract aerial coastal views for a new project. Having grown up in LA spending countless days surfing and diving in the locations they’ve since shot, the brothers say they had a hard time convincing people these were photographed in Los Angeles as they seemed to transform to more tropical places; “A landscape we thought we knew so well spoiled us from the air,” says one of the brothers. Check out more aerial shots here.

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