the work of pilot & photographer Long Nguyen made me so jealous i almost punched my computer. kidding! kind of. after spending an age looking at his incredible photographs i had such a feeling of gratitude for the fact that he’s shared them, giving us a veritable bird’s eye view into his world.
As a professional pilot based in Seattle, Long spends most of his time crisscrossing the western United States … Flying provides him the opportunity to capture unusual views of the landscape, spectacular weather formations and other fresh perspectives few photographers ever experience. A self taught photographer, Long’s philosophy is to keep the image true to its original and to find the beauty in the subject. He likes to keep images clean, crisp and simple so they can tell the story in a single look.
ps: if you like aerial photography, check out Eyes Over Africa. also, spot the Twin Peaks shot.
i once had an awful time on a flight from bloemfontein to cape town (which is, luckily, a pretty short route) and the only thing that got me through it was listening to sufjan stevens with my head resting on the window, staring out at the clouds. that’s not to say i don’t love flying – i have the opposite sentiment actually. traveling is one of my favourite things in the entire world and the thought of getting on a plane to go somewhere anywhere always excites me… but i’m thankful for the soothing tunes that rescued me during that almost unbearable hour and a half.
this mix has a pretty electronic leaning with some mellow tunes thrown in here and there. the kind of stuff i’d listen to in the airport before a flight or when i’m already settled on the plane, flipping through a magazine or trying to have a nap. sometimes it’s more like a pretend nap since i try to avoid talking to people on a flight… just let me sit in my little chair with whatever it is i’m occupying my time with and leave me be. i don’t want to know where you’re going! we’re flying to the same place, aren’t we? yet another reason why the headphones + music buffer is essential.
In the aeroplane over the sea. playlist:
* i’m a big fan of the original alice in wonderland and spoke about this remix here.
all music is for sampling purposes only – please go out and buy the artists’ records & support them at their shows!
what, no new post yesterday? you’re probably not going to believe this but… we had another public holiday. what the heck is going on in south africa! you might be thinking. i have a feeling we’re trying to go for the record of the most public holidays in the entire world. anyway, that means a these things catch up is in order.
in love with this picture :
this house in a forest :
anabela’s flowers of london post :
been drooling over salad pride :
i’ve posted about mariam sitchinava before, and she proves to be a consistent favourite every time i check in and see her new work. some of her latest stuff is too good not to share – here are some of my favourites (tough to choose). i really love the work she did for sessun / urban outfitters, see more of that here.
all by mariam sitchinava
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