Hey There from the Air
Early March I had the opportunity to shoot a great little house for my talented mates of Architecture Architecture.
They refer to it as the ‘Hey There House’ If you’d like to read a little more about it, it was featured in a recent newsletter. Go here and don’t forget to sign up to keep an eye on the great work these guys keep dishing out!
The morning before the shoot, my father and I were lucky enough to spend a couple of hours viewing the city we grew up in from the air…hot air balloon style. Perfect weather for flying and perfect weather for photography…all day!
Every architect should view their city from the air at some point in their life.
The perspective you gather is unlike anything else you’ll experience from another vantage point in the city…it’s so quiet and you’re watching the city wake up.
The lines and ribbons of the road system vanishes towards the horizon, ants scurrying along to their day’s tasks, you see clusters of building types interspersed within the urban sprawl like irregular clumps of wet sand – you wonder what some of them are…individuals you recognise and realise you’ve passed it by 100 times in the last 3 months.
Then mist drifts over the city hinterlands and finally the warmth of the sun peeks over and glints off first the skyscrapers before transforming the drab green of the trees to a glowing iridescent smile.
Off to the North of the city to Hey There House
Thanks to my sister for the Ballooning idea with Dad and to Balloon Man Chris of Hot Air Ballooning over Melbourne for the amazing time and absolutely professional service. I’ll be back when we need some more aerial photography…