George Lawrence

My name is Gerome Soriano and I am the Greatest Kite Aerial Photographer of the Philippines.

I have been doing kite aerial photography since 2011 when I did it for my college thesis at the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Design.

Now my challenge is to capture kite aerial photographs of the wonderful places and people from all around the Philippines :)

To invite more Filipinos to join me in practicing kite aerial photography.

And to rekindle the Filipino tradition of kite-flying :)

Now I am going to share to you the awesomeness of George Lawrence.

A Giant in Kite Aerial Photography


"Lawrence, it seems, built about seven versions of this panoramic camera. Some were smaller and some were larger than the one he used to demonstrate his system to the military. He used wood and aluminum in the construction of his aerial cameras and the weight of 49 pounds is authoritative. H. H. Slawson's article "Kite and Balloon Photography" appearing in The Encyclopedia of Photography speaks of "seven different aerial cameras, which weighed from 400 to 1000 pounds." These numbers were picked up by several other authors and appear in the few articles written about Lawrence and his methods."

George Lawrence' iconic kite aerial photograph of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake.

George is quite an experimenting guy. First making huge cameras progressing to making those huge cameras fly with a train of huge kites.

In recent times kite aerial photographer Scott Haefner recreated the image. 

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