D A V I D O N D A A T J E
Long before taking the aerial photographs now on view, David Ondaatje experimented with newfound perspectives through his lens. Ondaatje creatively captured aerial views as a filmmaker, and as technology continually improved, it allowed Ondaatje to photograph from elevated heights with finer and higher resolution, resulting in these large scale works. Always curious to see his surroundings from an unusual perspective, Ondaatje brought his aerial camera with him as he travelled, capturing new landscapes from above.
Ondaatje prefers to navigate the challenges of photographing aerial landscapes in the peaceful morning calm. Although sometimes difficult, the thrill of seeing from a birds’ eye view always proves the challenge worthwhile. Often photographing alone as the day begins and the sun layers the landscape with light and shadow, Ondaatje captures the world in its peaceful state.