AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

AN INTERESTING VIEW FROM ABOVE

An exciting portfolio of aerial photography comprising of unbelievable photographs. Pictures which feature exciting shapes, colour, lines, pattern from an unusual perspective. This portfolio of photo art is truly spectacular. An exciting portfolio that explores compelling compositions created with a high camera angle where shape, colour, pattern and lines are explored artistically to create breathtaking images. Read Article Below >>

From Above | Delineation No.1

DELINEATION No.1 A farmer plants crops in an interesting shape enhanced by the colours of the ha...

DELINEATION No.1 A farmer plants crops in an interesting shape enhanced by the colours of the harvest. Artist: SAMANTHA LEE OSNER Signed Open Edition Medium: Archival print on fine art paper The print is available in two sizes: 70cm x 50cm / 27" x 19" (Including border)   100cm x 70cm / 39" x 27" (Including border)  ABOUT THE "FROM ABOVE" COLLECTION This joint portfolio of aerial view was taken by father and daughter Martin and Samantha Osner and comprises of interesting high angle view of...

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From Above | Metamorphic Marble No.1

METAMORPHIC MARBLE No.1 An interesting abstract aerial perspective photographed of the dried-up ...

METAMORPHIC MARBLE No.1 An interesting abstract aerial perspective photographed of the dried-up sand on the banks of a lake where the water has been receding rapidly. Artist: SAMANTHA LEE OSNER Signed Open Edition Medium: Archival print on fine art paper The print is available in two sizes: 70cm x 50cm / 27" x 19" (Including border)   100cm x 70cm / 39" x 27" (Including border)  ABOUT THE "FROM ABOVE" COLLECTION This joint portfolio of aerial view was taken by father and daughter Martin an...

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From Above | Flamboyant

FLAMBOYANT The rich and vibrant colours of a solitary tree standing out against the surrounding ...

FLAMBOYANT The rich and vibrant colours of a solitary tree standing out against the surrounding grassland. Artist: MARTIN OSNER Signed Open Edition Medium: Archival print on fine art paper The print is available in two sizes: 70cm x 50cm / 27" x 19" (Including border)   100cm x 70cm / 39" x 27" (Including border)  ABOUT THE "FROM ABOVE" COLLECTION This joint portfolio of aerial view was taken by father and daughter Martin and Samantha Osner and comprises of interesting high angle view of o...

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Oryx in 3D

Oryx in 3D An aerial view of a herd of Oryx antelope photographed from a helicopter, over the Na...

Oryx in 3D An aerial view of a herd of Oryx antelope photographed from a helicopter, over the Namib desert. Artist: GREG DU TOIT Signed Limited Edition (10) Medium: Archival print on Ilford Galerie Paper. 41cm x 29cm / 16" x 11" 84cm x 60cm / 33" x 23"  ABOUT THE DU TOIT COLLECTION Greg du Toit's wildlife photography is captured in the wild, as he will not photograph animals in captivity. This superb portfolio of wildlife photography has been captured throughout du Toit's career. It is pri...

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Stand of Flamingos

STAND OF FLAMINGOS Photographed from a helicopter at Kenya’s Lake Magadi, where thousands of fla...

STAND OF FLAMINGOS Photographed from a helicopter at Kenya’s Lake Magadi, where thousands of flamingoes descend to feed on the algae-rich waters. Artist: GREG DU TOIT Signed Limited Edition (10) Medium: Archival print on Ilford Galerie Paper. 41cm x 29cm / 16" x 11" 84cm x 60cm / 33" x 23"  ABOUT THE DU TOIT COLLECTION Greg du Toit's wildlife photography is captured in the wild, as he will not photograph animals in captivity. This superb portfolio of wildlife photography has been captured ...

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From Above | Vintage Design

VINTAGE DESIGN An interesting aerial photograph captured of old rusted cars lying in a scrapyard...

VINTAGE DESIGN An interesting aerial photograph captured of old rusted cars lying in a scrapyard. Artist: MARTIN OSNER Signed Open Edition Medium: Archival print on fine art paper The print is available in two sizes: 70cm x 50cm / 27" x 19" (Including border)   100cm x 70cm / 39" x 27" (Including border)  ABOUT THE "FROM ABOVE" COLLECTION This joint portfolio of aerial view was taken by father and daughter Martin and Samantha Osner and comprises of interesting high angle view of outdoor sc...

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THE INTERESTING WORLD OF AERIAL FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY | Article by Martin Osner

Aerial photography was entirely unheard of before the early 20th century. Even then, it was a mere recording of the fact to serve testament to what exists but now relegated to military archives. The birth of photography and the birth of flight ironically are not too distant from one another, and these two inventions came together beautifully, as though they were meant. The ability to get up into the sky allowed for photography from an entirely new angle. Exciting photographs could now be taken directly from above and not just at an acute angle from a higher vantage point like mountains, trees and buildings. This new and exciting view introduced a conceptual change where shape, colour, line, rhythm, and pattern could be featured in a more abstract context. Aerial photography using aeroplanes, helicopters, hot air balloons, and later space travel brought a whole new viewpoint to humanity. Primarily used for mapping, surveillance and scientific purposes, the appeal of this "unusual" camera angle become recognised and embraced by art photographers throughout the world. Recently when the drone became commercially available to the public, aerial photography exploded even further in popularity! Regarding colour and contrast, the art of aerial photography is not as simple as it may seem for a photographer who commonly works with natural light from an eye-level perspective. Certain angles of light work in traditional landscape photography. They will not be as effective in aerial photography and visa versa. In the way abstract painters like Jackson Pollock and Mark Tobey exploited pattern in their work, a "birds-eye view" perspective in photography offers a remarkable resemblance to these great artists. An abstract painting like a Pollock, for example, can be viewed from any angle. Similarly, aerial photography shot directly from above can also be seen in any direction. At times in art photography, especially when photographs are taken from a very high perspective, the reality of the impression is only recognisable on close inspection. Is it an abstract painting? Is it a photograph? And then you look closely at the detail and see that it is, in fact, a photograph. This surprise factor is one of the attractions of this type of photo art. Nowadays, aerial view photography can very easily be incorporated into modern interior design and dècor as wall art. It has become trendy and holds a unique appeal, and even though it usually presents a sophisticated design, it can remain simple within an abstract form of presentation. This view from above is a beautiful and creative art option, well worth exploring.