Sometimes, all that is needed to change someone’s mind is a change of perspective. Flying cameras, freed from the constraints of gravity, redefine how we perceive the world we live in and reveal previously unseen moments of beauty. Drone technology may still be in its infancy, but already people are finding a myriad of uses for this eye in the sky. The Peruvian government uses drones to map and preserve the irreplaceable Machu Picchu; farmers use them for field monitoring; and even sports teams use them for training. For all the advances in industry, the fact remains that the most exciting part of a flying camera is the unique images it can capture. Very rarely does a new technology level a playing field in an art form, allowing unknown talents to share headlines with established artists. Drones are one of these great equalizers. With this book, we are shining a spotlight on some of the world’s best aerial photography. We examine not just the works of well-known aerial photographers like George Steinmetz and Cameron Davidson, and those of landscape photographers turned drone flyers such as Trey Ratcliff and Elia Locardi, but also the many phenomenal images captured by non-professional photographers. The subjects of those showcased range from a volcanic eruption to the abstract patterns of fish farms as seen from above, and from never before seen views of Patagonia to powerful impressions of the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. Some images are accompanied by fascinating interviews with the artists about their featured photo and drone photography in general. Above the World is an ode to the beauty of the aerial image as it can be seen and captured by anyone. Let yourself be inspired.


  • Breathtaking images of our planet from a drone’s eye view
  • Be inspired by an all new photographic medium
  • Featuring images by renowned photographers like Michael Poliza, George Steinmetz, Cameron Davidson, Trey Ratcliff, Elia Locardi, and many others
  • Accompanied by fascinating interviews with the artists
  • Also available: French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean editions
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