Category Archives: Photography

Pleasing symmetries and patterns observed from above by photographer Mike Kelley, who hired a helicopter to fly him over LAX, the Southern California Logistics Airport,  Boeing Field/King County International Airport in Seattle and the Mojave and Victorville aero-boneyards.

How did he get permission to fly over LAX? Well, he’s had a special relationship with the airport since this photograph went viral in 2014.

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The stunning black and white photography of Instagram bothering Jason M. Peterson – chief creative officer for advertising company Havas North America

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The Apuan Alps in Northern Italy – home to a ‘surreal abundance’ of pristine white marble.

Every year at the Canalgrande quarry, 65,000 tonnes of it are extracted, worth around 10 million euro. To wit:

Sit on a beach in one of the nearby towns (Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio), and you appear to be looking up at snow-covered peaks. But it is snow that does not melt, that is not seasonal. Michelangelo sculpted most of his statues from this stone, and he was so obsessed with the region that he used to fantasize about carving an entire white mountain right where it stood. 

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Low Earth Orbit – a dizzying series of drone aerials shot from above the Greek island of Folegandros by Hong Kong based video production company Visual Suspect.


Photographer Jeffrey Millstein’s epic aerials of New York and LA.

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