Capturing San Francisco

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Photo by Scott Haefner: Capturing San Francisco

A few weeks after the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, George Lawrence captured a remarkable image of the sprawling ruins using his “captive airship” a hand-built, 49-pound panoramic camera suspended from a series of Conyne kites.

To honor George Lawrence’s feat, and to commemorate the centennial of the 1906 earthquake, I re-shot Lawrence’s panorama in collaboration with the Drachen Foundation.

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