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

Mutant worms stay sober, even on alcohol

U.S. researchers have developed "mutant worms" that do not get drunk by alcohol, a breakthrough that could lead to new treatment for people trying to quit drinking

Local

K-9 nose helps capture $150K in cocaine at…

A furry, four-legged security agent helped authorities stop an illegal cocaine shipment from sneaking past JFK customs.

National

Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after…

A man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent.

National

Man sues hospital after surprise penis amputation

An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Movies

Review: Brett Ratner's big 'Hercules' movie is small…

The latest "Hercules," starring Dwayne Johnson as the half-god beefcake of Greek myth, strips its hero and tale of most of its fantastical elements.

Arts

Scientists recreate world's smallest Monet copy

Scientists have reproduced a famous Impressionist painting using nano-printing, to create what has been described as the world's smallest work of art. Reworked at the…

Television

Jerry Seinfeld is ambidextrous, and other Reddit AMA…

See some of the weirder highlights of Jerry Seinfeld's recent Reddit AMA.

Going Out

Grab a pedestrian and start dancing at What…

As a New Yorker, I’ve mastered the art of focusing my gaze straight ahead. Though it occasionally piques my interest, the absurdities that play out…

U.S. Soccer

Orlando City takes shot at NYCFC over Frank…

Orlando City reminded the world how big a signing Brazilian star Kaka earlier this month with a photo of Kaka mobbed by fans juxtaposed against Lampard.

NBA

Jeremy Lin says 'Linsanity' is over as he…

Jeremy Lin lit up the NBA two years ago with his play for the Knicks but he has no desire to recreate "Linsanity" in his new career with the Lakers.

NFL

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player…

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player rankings

U.S. Soccer

NYCFC announce signing of Frank Lampard

The tease of a big signing Thursday by new MLS side NYCFC ended up being one rumored for weeks. England midfielder Frank Lampard agreed to…

Tech

Forget Wi-Fi: Li-Fi could be the future

Li-Fi technology – developed by Mexican company Sisoft – is wireless internet connectivity using specialized LED light.

Tech

Weather app Climendo might be the most accurate…

The wait for a truly accurate weather forecast could finally be over thanks to a nifty new app called Climendo.

Tech

Napkin Table puts focus off the phone and…

Michael Jan, a design student at Tunghai University in Taiwan, has invented a serviette-picnic blanket hybrid called the Napkin Table.

Style

Essie's new Color Boutique

Essie launches high-tech kiosks at major airports and malls across the country.