Aerial Photography at Burning Man 1996
The basic idea: loft a camera into the sky above the burning man: take
pictures from an unusual perspective. The camera, its motor drive, a
Radio Shack CB radio, and some random glue electronics were strapped
into a wooden crash box, which hung by a thin nylon string from a
"8-foot diameter weather balloon" ordered from
American Science and Surplus.
Altitude was controlled by a tether attached between the balloon and
the crate. Composing a photo was a chancy matter of observing the
wind and walking around on the playa until the camera appeared to
be pointing at something interesting.
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Many thanks to Bruce Lee
and Jeremy Lutes
for their help with this project.
Images and text © 1996, 1997 Aaron Ferrucci except where otherwise noted.
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