Many years ago drones were still questionable concepts that people were relatively sure would one day be brought to fruition. Nowadays, drones can be found everywhere. Their uses are expanding every day, ranging from medical drones, to surveillance drones and even cupidrones created especially for Valentine’s Day. However, photographer Amos Chapple came up with an unique idea to use these drones. As soon as consumer drones became available he bought one and started to use it to take aerial view photos of stunning landmarks all over the world.
Amos Chapple purchased his drone and learned how to fly it as soon as it hit the market. Afterwards, he began travelling all over the globe and photographing famous landmarks from an aerial view. Luckily, the photographer managed to create a stunning album before aerial photography of some of the landmarks he chose became illegal.
“There was a window of about 18 months where it was possible to fly these things anywhere and people were excited to see it. I’m glad I made use of that time,” Chapple explained. Now, drone use is illegal in many of the locations the artist visited for his project. As a result, some of his photographs are one of a kind.
Not all locations chosen by Amos Chapple are well-known. Some like the Taj Mahal, Lotus Temple, and Saint Petersburg’s Hermitage Pavilion are known to everyone. Others are more obscure, but no less beautiful. Most of the photos are bathed in a soft light and cover a wide distance. On the artist’s website, each photo is accompanied by a description. Some are shorter, merely giving a name to the landmark, whereas others add interesting bits of trivia.
What do you think of Amos Chapple’s interesting use of drones? Do you believe aerial photography should still be allowed?