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Subject: [Leica] OT: Michael Collier's Aerial Photography
From: rrr_hhh at (Christiane)
Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 19:18:33 +0200
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If you like the theme, there is also the pictures of Yann Arthus Bertrand :

I can't give a direct link to his pictures of North America due to the way 
his website works, but click on "Pphotographs", then "The Earth from Above". 
It is an ongoing project and there are pictures from all over the world, you 
get only a small sample to see on the website and they are ordered by 

The pictures are less formal and more documentary than those of Colliers; 
you get to see some stunning landscapes, but also cities and people, which I 
like very much.

The pictures of that ongoing series (which begun around year 2000) are a 
call for "saving the earth".

Extract of the author's own comment on the series :
"Year 2000 was almost upon us, and I wanted to tackle an ambitious long-term 
project. Since the lions, nature has been one of my chief concerns, though I 
was then less committed to sustainable development and more interested in 
the preservation of exceptional sites. However, working on location soon 
made me realise that Man cannot be dissociated from the landscape. 
Gradually, I became convinced that supporting the theories on sustainability 
was the way towards a reasoned form of development."
(you can read more in the "backstage" section, where he describes how he 
undertook this project.

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From: "Oliver Bryk" <oliverbryk at>
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Subject: [Leica] OT: Michael Collier's Aerial Photography


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