Longitude, Latitude, Solitude by Andy Vukosav
Andy Vukosav is a commercial photographer by trade, and initially took up flying light aircraft as a means of escape. But his photographer’s eye took hold. The shots in Longitude, Latitude, Solitude were taken from a camera rigged to the underbelly of his Cessna, from heights ranging between 100 and 7000 feet (above that it gets a bit hazy, Vukosav tells me). The results are compelling.
Vukosav has the advantage that he can go almost anywhere, given enough time and fuel. He flew 46,253 kilometres to take these photographs, which show the variety of the Australian landscape. We see the western side of Cape York, animal tracks in the salt crust of Lake Eyre and the dunes of the Simpson Desert. From this height the landscapes are abstract, shaped by seismic shifts, water and time. At their best, the images recall the landscape paintings of John Olsen.