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    Large Format Skydiving Photographs

    "Aaron Gustafson, a Seattle-based artist, has become the first person to ever shoot large format photographs while skydiving. Using a custom large format helmet camera he designed himself, Gustafson made one large format photograph on each jump."


    http://www.petapixel.com/2010/02/09/...g-photographs/
    http://ow.ly/15zkH
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    Re: Large Format Skydiving Photographs

    Nice work, I really like his helmet and camera setup, very clean. In a former life I did freefall photography and video. Lots of fun.

    Roger

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    Re: Large Format Skydiving Photographs

    Awesome,
    now if Monty M can try this with his 20x24 without a parachute .

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    Re: Large Format Skydiving Photographs

    Have to disagree there.
    Promotional stunt, nothing more.
    Searched for his name, and it looks like all his other photos are shot free falling: tilting horizon, strange compositions (like a 1st year student in fine art), his portraits are... I should stop right here coz I could go on.
    Sorry to sound nasty, but any concept lacking aesthetics wont not turn me on, especially when justified by things like : "This is what you’d get if you threw Ansel Adams out of a plane" or "It’s a hybrid of new and old, calm and chaos". Educated fine artists miss the point too often by trying to be too clever.
    My own opinion, by the way.

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    Re: Large Format Skydiving Photographs

    Quote Originally Posted by bob carnie View Post
    Awesome,
    now if Monty M can try this with his 20x24 without a parachute .
    Hey anything is possible right. For inspiration here is a link to skydiving with an IMAX camera. http://www.lastrefuge.co.uk/data/art...all_page1.html I hope this is appropiate, seems like IMAX is the equivalent of large format in cinematography.

    I would recommend that Monty used a parachute though. Maybe I'm missing some inside joke.

    Roger

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    Re: Large Format Skydiving Photographs

    His other stuff is rubbish

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    Re: Large Format Skydiving Photographs

    Someone should introduce this guy to the Grafmatic.

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    Re: Large Format Skydiving Photographs

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephane View Post
    Educated fine artists miss the point too often by trying to be too clever.
    Check out his "guide to birds of the pacific northwest" or whatever, for a perfect example of this. Really bad photography, attempted "clever" concept. Doesn't work for me.
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    Re: Large Format Skydiving Photographs

    What I'd really like to see is large format freefall photographs of other skydivers, his shots could have been taken from an airplane.

    Roger

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    Re: Large Format Skydiving Photographs

    Another MFA art f@g.

    It's like those hacks who go around with portfolios of stupid shots and then they claim they are art because they used a large format camera instead of a Rebel. Like that Gigapixel crap.

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