PHOTOS: Fashion and nature collide in ‘Aerial Fashion Photography’


Art imitates life in Joseph Ford’s aerial fashion photography that features split screens of aerial landscape shots and photos of clothing items. Ford was flying between ad campaigns around the world and found taking extra aerial photos a fun way to fill the gaps during the travel time to and from locations. A light bulb, or maybe a flash bulb, went off when he went back and reviewed his photos.

“I looked through my pictures and thought it would be interesting to do something with fashion with them,” he told Metro. “I took them to my friend at a Paris street wear magazine and we brainstormed a series that combines fashion with landscapes.”

The result is a stunning visual representation of man vs. nature: Sand dunes blend seamlessly into a patterned sweater, and train tracks lead to the zipper of a Barbour jacket.

Ford said he made the juxtapositions based on shape, color or texture. “The Missoni jumper with the landscape and caravan and people standing by – that was really the color of the earth and the texture of the stand that went well with the jumper,” he said. “But the photo with the watch – the colors contrasted strongly, but the watch came to mind when I saw the shape of the road.”

Ford took the aerial photos in a variety of locations, including Sicily, Sardinia, Mauritius and Morocco. He published the photos in French fashion magazine Wad and another set in German magazine Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin and paired the photos with clothing with the help of stylists, who preselected the clothing items.

See more of Ford’s work: josephford.net



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

International

Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

NBA

Carmelo Anthony agonizing over Knicks future as season…

There’s still the cloud hanging over the franchise’s head as to the pending free-agent status of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.

NFL

Jets host players with eye toward NFL Draft

The Jets hosted a number of NFL Draft hopefuls for workouts on Thursday, with an eye toward some under-the-radar players.

NFL

Chris Johnson: I wanted to go to 'a…

Now that Chris Johnson is a Jet, the team has to figure out if one of the most explosive players in the NFL over the last half decade has anything…

NHL

Rangers' speed versus Flyers' size makes interesting playoff…

Among the myriad aspects that will make this Metropolitan Division semifinal series fascinating will be the battle between the Rangers' speed and the Flyers' size,…

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.

Tech

#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.