An elegant, inspiring and visually rich series of photos and an accompanying audio slideshow for the Anthelion Helicopter instagram feed.
The visual style of the photo shoot is what I would call poetic-realism. The images have a truth and honesty, yet are more considered and beautiful to behold than just straight documentary, achieved through a series of gentle contrasts.
Taking off from Long Beach airport the wind blew sharply through the cabin as we rose above the Anthelion Helicopter headquarters. They'd asked pre-flight whether I'd like the door on or off, opting for the latter it all became clear as we banked steeply over downtown Los Angeles that 400m was an awe-inspiring height.
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Shot on a 2016 Leica M8 with a 28mm Biogon Carl Zeiss lens