Island of Love, Mirror of the Land, Love in the Poem, Route of sun, Desert Eye

Among millions of hectares of fields there is one that stands out in a special way. The blooming oilseed rape in the shape of a heart in this picturesque environment paints harmoniously the concept of love for nature.

Island of Love by Jeremiasz GÄ…dek
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A striking aerial photo of the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone, the biggest hot spring in the United States and third in the world.

Mirror of the Land by Shihui Liu
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An apparently abstract aerial image paints a group of flamingoes in flight, creating a sense of peace whilst magnifying the surrounding nature.

Love in the Poem by Ningtai Yu
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Route of sun by Angiolo Manetti
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Desert Eye by Paolo Nigris
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Island of Love, Mirror of the Land, Love in the Poem, Route of sun, Desert Eye
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It’s through my travels that I find my inspiration

Meet the French photographer Cédric Houmadi, who magnifies luxury hotels through aerial photography and finds inspiration in his travels

It’s through my travels that I find my inspiration. Discovering other cultures, meeting new people is very enriching humanly and artistically.

My hobby for photography took an increasingly important place in my life, when I started working for hotel chains. This passion has become real work over the years.

It was during my trip to Hong-Kong that I tried a drone. For several years, I’ve been traveling the world with a friend (he’s a photographer too) who owns a drone. It was when I saw his pictures that I thought it was the time to take a step.

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Aerial Photography by Cédric Houmadi
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The Frame

The Lebanese photographer Bachir Moukarzel talks about his inspiration in aerial photography and shares his work on the Dubai lockdown

Bachir Moukarzel, born and raised in Lebanon. I moved to Dubai in 2002 where I finished my studies at the “American University in Dubai”.
I’ve been working at Rotana hotels in Dubai for the past 10 years as a Director of finance.

I’ve started my journey in aerial photography in 2014, I took pictures in Dubai, documenting all the urban places which were a desert when I first moved to UAE.

My picture, “Concrete Jungle” won an award in Dronestagram and national geographic in 2017. “Whale Sharks”, another picture taken in the Philippines, won an award in Sienna, Italy in 2018. Last but not least, my picture “Nomads” also won an award in Sienna in 2019.

I’ve got featured in many books around the world, such as “Masters of drone photography” and “Eyes of the world”. I was interviewed by many middle eastern magazines and news-papers. I also got interviewed on Dubai TV and Al Arabiya.

My last project “The lockdown-Dubai” went viral on social media and got featured on CNN, Al Arabiya, BBC, and many other worldwide TV stations.
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Aerial photography by Bachir Moukarzel
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Picking a subject for me is the hardest sometimes.

Meet the Shanghai-based photographer Vitaly Golovatyuk, some of whose aerial photos are composed of multiple shots stitched together, creating new perspectives from above.

“I usually do lots of research on what I can shoot and how I can show it to people. So, picking a subject for me is the hardest sometimes, since I want to show something different, but I enjoy the process of creating/preparing my images, even if it can take a while (in planning or post-processing).”
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Aerial Photography by Vitaly Golovatyuk
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To me, the most beautiful person is the person with daily life and their work.

Vietnamese photographer Khanh Phan shares with us how aerial photography helps her capture the vibrant life of her country and the daily work of its craftsmen.

“My name is Khanh Phan, I’m 35 years old. I am from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I work in a bank. Photography is my passion. I started shooting photos 3 years ago. I have never attended a photography class and have never learned about post-production. I love this life and I create images from my eyes and my heart.”

“With skilled hands, workers create colorful life pictures that can only be seen from above. They are like mature architects.”

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Vietnamese photographer Khanh Phan
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