Inspiration: Kite Aerial Photographer Nicolas Chorier

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 one of the most inspiring kite aerial photographers out there :)

"Nicolas Chorier is a professional photographer, specialised, for the last 15 years, in Kite Aerial Photography, the only real eco-friendly aerial photography. 

A few square feet of fabric, a touch of technical know-how, a whiff of breeze, and lo, there is birdy on the remote. These photographs challenge one’s sense of orientation and perspective, play with textures and graphics, and provide a close view of the world from an unusual angle.

Specially designed for, his kites lift professional still cameras, or HD video cameras, depending on the application.
The camera is mounted on a small craddle, hanged on the line under the kite. The craddle is fully radio-remoted, can be aiming in all directions.
A video link air-to-ground sends a signal which provides real-time monitoring on a portable TV screen, for an accurate framing.
Easy to set, non-polluting, non-intrusive, it's possible to remain stationnary over a site for a few hours, thus offering the guarantee of a successfull high-quality job.
The camera can be lifted up to 250 meters, even though low altitudes are often more interesting.
The kites’ precision and potential provide an exciting, cost effective, and innovating solution for any type of aerial captation, from the ground or from a boat in motion, like tracking smoking vessels or wild life, as well as coastal survey.

It's the simplest way to carry an aerial platform anywhere in the world, with no hassle due to administration procedures, energy logistic...
It all fits in a couple of regular cases, and can be operational in 10 minutes time."

"The photographic equipment is mounted on a small cradle hanging on the string. The camera can be lifted up to a thousand feet, even though low attitudes are often more interesting. My kites are made out of siliconized nylon and carbon of fibre sticks, with the largest reaching about 40 square feet. The rig is operated by remote control and can achieve a full 360 degree rotation and 90 degree tilt, informs Chorier. "

awesome exhibition set-up. Most probably the man is pointing right into the camera rig on display. There's the kite too on the upper left side of the image.

Wow! kite aerial photography while riding a horse! bad ass!

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