Kite Aerial Photography: What’s New?
I was featured in the “Pro Profile” section of Asian Photography’s March 2010 issue, discussing my kite aerial photography, nighttime photography, and urban exploration.
My friend D.V. Rogers installed an earthquake shake table in Parkfield, CA, the “earthquake capital of California.” The art piece is an earthwork that shakes in near real-time in response to California earthquakes. USGS recently sent me down to document the artwork using kite aerial and nighttime photography.
In June 2007, I was invited as a special guest to join Job van de Sande, head of Deltaworks Online, to document the country’s most important dams and sluices using kite aerial photography to produce a set of 360° Panoramas.
In September 2007, I was granted special access to the top section of the Berkeley Campanile to shoot a kite aerial photo for the opening page of the Law School’s brochure for prospective students.
10-minute live interview on ABC NewsRadio, Australia’s Early Morning show. We discuss how I got into KAP, equipment and technique, inspiration, composition, autoKAP, and mishaps.
Wolfgang Bieck, one of the pioneers of modern day kite aerial photography, wrote a very nice article about me for a German kiting magazine called Sport and Design.
A new technique makes it possible to navigate 360 degree panoramas in Google Earth.
I finally updated “My Favorite Photos” to include more recent images from the past couple years. I think the last time I updated it was in early 2004! I plan to continually flag my best images as I capture them from now on.
iStockphoto.com has a very nice piece on aerial photography, from it’s beginnings in France in the 1850s to modern techniques, including KAP. I contributed several photos and an interview for the 7-page article.
Photographer George Lawrence documented the damage of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake by lifting his panoramic camera over the city using a series of kites. Together with Drachen Foundation, I plan to re-shoot his photo using modern day equipment and techniques. Update: On April 17, 2006, we successfully re-shot Lawrence’s photo.
A brief article by Janet Cromley ran in the August 16, 2005 Outdoors section. There are a couple pics and the article focuses mostly on equipment.
I recently finished an assignment in Romania working with Dan Dimancescu, an American Romanian who is passionate about increasing tourism in Romania. Compared to western Europe, tourism in Romania is virtually non-existent. Dan hopes that my KAPpanos will help encourage tourists to visit his new Inn in Balaban (Bran).
Several shot close to home (Stanford University Campus) as well as one in North Carolina and another in Romania.
Derrick Story at O’reilly Digital Media wrote a piece on me for their “Featured Photographer” series.
The winning photo by Jerry Fincher and four runners up from the 2004 AKA Convention’s People’s Choice Award were published in Kiting Magazine. I had two photos in the top five.
Karl Foster interviews Peter Bults and me for this short KAP article featuring several photos from my portfolio.
A week of intense KAPing throughout Scotland in June 2004. Read about my experience and view the photos and panoramas that I took.
Kitetastic! Article by Scott Tillitt profiling me and describing the art of kite aerial photography.
Article I wrote explaining my perspective on the art of KAPing. Learn more about my equipment and the techniques that I use.
I answer a few questions about my inspiration, artistic style, and technique for an article in the July 2004 issue of PDN Magazine.
Four-page KAP story featuring photos by Simon Harbord, Cris Benton, and me.
Excellent article that appeared in the Santa Cruz County entertainment magazine. One of my shots made the cover!
Photos and details of my repackaged transmitter.
Photos and details of my new, carbon rig, including downloadable plans.
Discovery Channel, Canada
The Discovery Channel flew to SF to produce a video clip on kite aerial photography featuring Cris Benton and me.
Article on kite aerial photography featuring photos from my portfolio.
Pt. Arena Lighthouse, Treasure Island, and Pacific Shores Center.
My 360-degree panoramas won the 2003 Canon award in the web design category.
Article I submitted to The Journal of the American Kiteflyer’s Association. In it, I recount the near-disaster I had when I dunked my camera in a Kansas City Fountain.
A new book on digital photography that includes a section on my kite photography (techniques, equipment, photos, etc.).
Full-page article by Dave Weinstein profiling a day in the life of a KAPer. Dave joined me on a shoot at Pacific Shores Center in Redwood City.
San Andreas Fault, Montara Lighthouse, and Shoreline Amphitheatre.