If you’ve been reading this blog for a while then you know how much I love aerial photography as seen here, here andddd here. So, naturally I was excited to come across this Botswana series by Zack Seckler.
Consisting of a series of stunning aerial photographs taken in the Kalahari basin between 2009 and 2010, ‘Botswana’ offers a different, almost magical view of the much-photographed iconic African landscapes we have come to know. In order to be able to capture these breathtaking photographs, Seckler enlisted the help of an expert pilot who flew a small, ultra-lightweight aircraft extremely near to ground level, at an altitude of 500 feet (150 meters). The impact this had on the photographer was profound as he explains: ”Being above the ground at such low elevations, and having the ability to precisely manoeuvre, was like gliding over an enormous painting and being able to create brushstrokes at will.”
Lucky for those in NY, The Robin Rice Gallery is presenting the first photographic exhibition of Zack Seckler. The exhibition ‘Botswana’ will be at the Robin Rice Gallery (325 West 11th Street, New York, NY 10014) until 23 February 2014.
Source and photos: Yatzer