It is very interesting to see how different something can look when seen from a different perspective. Perspective can give a whole new meaning to an image. When taken from above, pictures can show very rare, but at the same time beautiful abstract images. As we learned in class, Nadar started with the practice of aerial photography to give a different look to his photos, but nowadays, aerial photography has become so popular that there are photographers who specialize in the practice of aerial photography. Aerial photography serves now for different purposes like the making of maps and environmental studies, but it is also seen as artistic. It is amazing how aerial photography can serve many purposes. Aerial photography is a clear example about the power of perspective.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a French photographer specialized in aerial photography. His love for photography and nature helped him create the GoodPlanet Foundation, which helps to raise public awareness of environmental protection and to bring concrete solutions to the Earth’s ecological crisis. Here is a link to his gallery: http://www.yannarthusbertrandgalerie.com/