Low Alititude Aerial Photography and Visualisation of Heritage - an MSc Project by Kieran Baxter
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Aerial photography and computer generated imagery for built heritage and archaeological narrative

The aerial view, at once revealing and transformative, can offer a strange and powerful glimpse into the past. This project aims to better understand how an emerging array of aerial platforms and digital image processing techniques can be used creatively to enhance public engagement with built heritage and it's associated archaeological narrative.

In the course of this practice-led study I have used a variety of methods - from kite aerial platforms to light aircraft - to photograph heritage sites from a range of altitudes, and have travelled the length and breadth of Scotland seeking out some the most beautiful and significant historical and prehistoric monuments. The resulting body of work can be explored on the gallery page, while some animated outcomes - where I have reconstructed sites digitally using structure from motion photogrammetry - can be found of the video page. I am always keen to discus ideas and hear any comments or feedback so please also feel free to contact me.

All material © Kieran Baxter 2012 unless otherwise stated.