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Elevate – A World Above…

by on Sep.11, 2017, under Life, Photography

Elevate – some time ago I had an idea for my next portfolio and possibly exhibition.

It was going to be based around a series of top down aerial images with a twist… 🙂

My “concept” as it were is to feature photography which is less about recognisable images, places, landscapes or things and more about interesting patterns, shapes, colours and texture.

Forward Slash

Forward Slash

DJI Phantom 4 - FC330 + 3.6 mm @ 3.61 mm, 1/120 sec at f/2.8, ISO 109

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

The view from directly above looking straight down is already reasonably unexpected but I wanted to take that further and show even more unexpected and unusual views – many from within the greater Sydney metropolitan area.

The idea is around seeing the normally unseen in our typical urban environment. You live here in a vast and busy metropolis and drive past these places every day without seeing or even knowing they exist like this. Ideally it would be things you can’t instantly or even eventually recognise, which leave you wondering what the heck and where the heck is that!

I settled on a arty square format for all images which I think suits the material and all images are taken from directly above looking straight down. I’ve titled the work “Elevate” (thanks Melinda for the suggestion) as it depicts the “World from Above”.

The majority of the portfolio is arranged in sequences (blocks) of four images which fit together as a mini series within the larger portfolio.

The processed images and a portfolio ensued, and I’m probably going to have myself a book printed from the images. Alas the exhibition never eventuated so what follows will be an image every few days from my portfolio…

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