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DRONES AND THE FUTURE OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

We’ve arrived at the third chapter on the history of aerial photography. After having retraced its birth and outset (in this article) and its use in contemporary art, today we’re going to talk about its future. A quick note before we start. Given the nature...

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY

Breath-taking photos of the world viewed from the sky above are everywhere today, but in the past humans could only imagine what a bird’s eye view might look like… If you still haven’t read our article on the origins of aerial photography, now might be...

HISTORY OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Aeroplanes are an irresistible means of transportation! But have you ever thought why they’re so fascinating? Perhaps because they challenge the laws of gravity, maybe because of their engineering complexity or could it because they offer us a different perspective on the world? It’s this...

AVIATORS AND WRITERS OF THE PAST: 3 BOOKS FOR AEROPLANE LOVERS

For some reason, certain aviators loved writing. Maybe looking at the world from up in the sky inspired them to come up with fantastic tales made of clouds, blue skies and new perspectives. You might remember Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a very famous French aviator and...

AEROPLANES IN CONTEMPORARY ART

Almost all of us have dreamt of flying at some point. During REM sleep, our unconscious shows our desires and wishes and offers us useful advice, somehow showing us the direction to follow. It’s a difficult phenomenon to explain scientifically, but art is usually...

A TRIP TO THE MUSEUM PART II

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This article is dedicated to you. You, who follow this blog without ever missing an article. You, who happen to find yourself here by accident (but maybe you’ll read our blog again?). You, who add comments to our Thursday posts and give us the...

AIRPLANE! (1980)

If we were to establish a ranking of the funniest films of all time, Airplane! would definitely get a place of honour. As a matter of fact, in 2000 the American Film Institute placed it number ten in the rank of AFI's 100 Years... 100...

APHORISMS AND QUOTES ON AEROPLANES

travel quotes
Are you one of those people who underline nice sentences in books with a pencil? Do you keep hold of that little piece of paper you once found in a fortune cookie? Fall in love with a song for its lyrics? And do you...

A TRIP TO THE MUSEUM

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If you’re truly passionate about aviation, then you must have been to a museum dedicated to aeroplanes at least once in your life, haven’t you? There are hundreds of them around the world. Aviation, aerospace, war, science and technology museums satisfy the curiosity of flying...

THE MYTHOLOGY OF FLIGHT

Before Air Dolomiti, before the Wright brothers and the Montgolfier brothers, even before Leonardo Da Vinci’s flying machines, before any of these revolutionary inventions, humans could only fly in their wildest imaginations. In ancient times, we looked to the sky, hungry for knowledge, observing celestial...