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Sights from the Sky by Tommy Clarke

The British Photographer Braved Hanging from a Helicopter to Capture These Stunning Aerial Shots

Posted by Gestalten—08/2016

To get the perfect angle, some photographers bend their bodies like gymnasts to frame their masterpiece. Tommy Clarke takes a different route: the British photographer climbs into helicopters, perching just outside the doors mid-flight to capture his signature aerial shots. Whether over Australia or the coast of Antigua, each photograph is characteristically colorful with deep blues, burning reds, and foamy whites. Clarke is especially drawn to beaches: raised on the southern coast of England, he spent his summer holidays at the meeting point of water and earth. 

Intrepid adventurers like Clarke are climbing higher and diving deeper in hopes of getting a once-in-a-lifetime shot. See more photographs from their journeys around the world in our book The Great Wide Open.

Images © Tommy Clarke