Photography by Flying Lawn Chair (a.k.a. Motorized Para-glider)

George Steinmetz gets as far away as he can, then he snaps the shutter.

A new angle in photography is rare, so we’re always impressed when someone manages a vantage point we haven’t seen.

George certainly qualifies. Soaring above the African desert in a motorized para-glider (think flying lawn chair), then landing in remote villages and befriending the inhabitants, he gets the sort of shot you’ve seen, but had no idea how they were made.

Thanks George, for reminding us that sometimes to really see something, you have to get really (really) far away.

Steinmetz’s Aerial Photography [via The Photography Post and The New Yorker]
See more of his photos on our Tumblr.

p.s. Love aerial photography? Here’s two ways you can do it yourself:
DIY Aerial Balloon Photography, Attach a Camera to a Kite

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