Posts Tagged ‘above’

Photog Uses His Imagination to Bring Joy to Boy with Muscular Dystrophy

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Slovenia photographer Matej Peljhan has a touching series of photographs titled The Little Prince, which stars a 12-year-old boy named Luka. The images show the boy exploring an imaginary world created by laying colored sheets and household objects on the ground. Peljhan created the images to give Luka the feeling of being able to do things he can’t.

You see, Luka suffers from muscular dystrophy, a disease that causes his body to become weaker and weaker over time.
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Cramped Apartments in Hong Kong Shot From Directly Above

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In the middle of last year, The Economist released rankings for the world’s most livable cities, and Hong Kong was found at the top. What many people don’t know, however, is that there is a percentage of Hong Kong residents living in rather horrid conditions.

In an attempt to draw attention to the issue, human rights organization Society for Community Organization recently commissioned a series of photographs showing what a number of unacceptable living spaces look like when viewed from directly overhead. (Here’s a larger version of the photo above.)
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Photos From Above Show Models Playing in a Two Dimensional World

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Here’s a series of clever pictures by Stockholm-based photographer Christian ├ůslund, who turned the ground of various city locations into a backdrop by having his models lie on their sides. By taking advantage of patterns, structures, and objects, the subjects look as though they’re strolling on platforms, hanging from ledges, and resting on walls.
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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC, Photographed From High Above

This past Thanksgiving, Brooklyn-based photographer Navid Baraty attended and photographed the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. However, he didn’t shoot the festivities in the way that most people do (from the ground). Instead, he went high overhead to the roof of a tall building to capture everything from a birds-eye-view.
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Slow Motion Footage of Fireworks Exploding from a Bird’s-Eye View

YouTuber Jeremiah Warren recently decided to try and capture video of fireworks exploding from above (just in time for July 4th). He took three 3-foot balloons, attached a GoPro camera to them, and had the rig float around high in the air while he shot fireworks up at the camera. He has a making-of post over on his blog if you’re interested in learning the specifics of how this was done.

(via Laughing Squid)

Beautiful Photos of Freeway Interchanges

Freeway Interchange is a series by Canadian photographer Peter Andrew consisting of birds-eye-view photographs of freeways around the world.
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People in Fake Squares Photographed from Fake Heights

The photographs in Adam Magyar‘s Square series appear to show crowds of people bustling about in open town squares, seen from a height that makes them look almost like ants. In reality, each photograph is actually a composite of hundreds of individual photos, and none of the squares actually exist. Magyar photographed strangers walking on sidewalks from only 3-4 meters off the ground, and then blended the photographs together to make them seem like they were captured from a fake height!
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