Nicholas Chorier's aerial photographs provide wonderful perspectives of familiar Indian monuments and vistas, which are photographed using large kites. A camera (a Canon 5D) is mounted on a rig that hangs below the kite, and is operated by remote control from the ground.
Chorier feels a deep gratitude for India for giving him the opportunity to show his work.
“In a sense, I feel like I am giving something back to the country— that I didn’t, like the colonialists of yore, simply ‘steal’ without giving back anything.”
It's because of this statement that I include Nicholas on TTP's pages this week.
For a short slideshow (courtesy of the BBC): A Kite's Eye View
Nicholas Chorier's website