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Photographing LA From Above: The LA Airspace Project
As you can probably glean from a quick scan of this site, I’m a huge aviation enthusiast. Not only do I find the science and engineering behind it fascinating, but the photographic and artistic opportunities created by aviation are incredible. After a few introductory flight lessons while living the Lake Tahoe area, I was hooked. After relocating to Los Angeles, I began taking helicopter flights over the vast and diverse landscape that encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. Mixed among the endless roadways, homes, and structures are deserts, beaches, forests and snow-capped mountains. It is as if the landscapes of five continents converged in one little corner of the world.
While it is easy to describe as beautiful, Los Angeles has a tendency to be lost in translation when viewed from the ground. Newcomers are overwhelmed with the sheer size of the sprawl and complexity of the infrastructure. Yet as soon as you take to the skies, the jumbled mass of tangled streets, freeways, construction, nature and noise begins to take on a new life. There is an inherent beauty to it all when viewed from above, an ethereal, grand, graphical and at times humorous beauty. Los Angeles from above almost becomes some sort of fantasy novel, with all it’s quirky elements combining to form something incredible. I wish that more of the city’s residents were afforded these views on a regular basis, as I know that being able to experience this city from above has led me to fall in love with and appreciate it that much more.
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