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 disseminate ancient heritage sites, and their accompanying archaeological narratives.
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.