From Above

Every artist deals with perspective – low horizon, high horizon, eye level, at an angle, etc. Despite my misgivings about our digital age, advances in technology have given us ways to see landscape differently.

Kevin Krautgartner’s work shows what happens when a drone is put to work by a photographer on a journey. Krautgartner positioned a drone 150 meters above his car and set it to take pictures.

He’s also done a series of glacier rivers from above, many of which would make beautiful fabric. I see Spoonflower has a special on a new cotton fabric, but I don’t think I can get permission from the photographer in time to take advantage of it.

Krautgartner has made a beautiful aerial film of the Faroe Islands https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=180&v=0PikhFKyQqU. Warning, it’s not for people afraid of heights.

Krautgartner, who was born and lives in Germany, has a degree in photography and graphic design, and has won several photography awards. He sells copies of his photographs on his website in several sizes, printed on a variety of materials including metal and acrylic glass.

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4 responses to “From Above

  1. Rebecca

    Fascinating.

    Another aerial photographer whose work I enjoy is Bernhard Edmaier https://www.bernhard-edmaier.de/en/images-of-the-earth/?filter=38
    He focuses on colors and “patterns of the Earth” (in fact, that’s the title of a book of his I own. You’ve given me the nudge to look at it again!). I thought they could be quilterly inspiration, but I haven’t gotten there yet.

  2. Those are really beautiful images and, yes, they’d make lovely fabric. I do like seeing familiar places from high above, although the whole drone thing kind of freaks me out.

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