About the Book
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography Books
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date Oct 13, 2009
- Tags Airborne Flash Photography, Carpe Momentum Photography, Claes Axstål, Claes Axstal, Los Angeles, L39 Albatross, Million Air, Strobe photography, Flash photography, Eurocopter, Sikorsky, Helicopters, Airplanes, Bombardier, Gripen, Viggen, Mustang, P51, Bleriot, Sweden, USA, Houston, Caribbean, Icebraker, Feadship, Superyachts, Yachts, LAPD, USCG, Boeing, Bell, Aviation, Airborne, Rodenstock, Leaf, Profoto, Canon, Photography
Claes Axstål developed a unique technique to photograph large objects in full action with flash, everything from construction machines to superyachts and even fighter jets. In order to make his "Airborne Flash Photography" possible he had to commission and build his own flash equipment. The unique construction with two flash heads and generators has a total weight of 250 kg. The flash equipment has undergone testing at Ericsson Microwave and approved by the Defense Material Administration, "FMV", to be operated from inside aircrafts. The flash generates massive power that can illuminate motifs at 200 meters distance. "You can lighten large vehicles almost as in a studio, says Claes Axstål.