Commercial photographer Andrew Vukosav was seeking solitude when he initially took to the skies of Australia with his dog Frankie for company. The white noise of the plane’s engine, together with the focus required to keep control of his ship, meant he was liberated from the constraints of everyday life and free within the skies and landscape.
The project was born from a culmination of Andrew’s passion for flight, photography and love of the Australian landscape. Flying solo on journeys that can take days or weeks at a time, Vukosav has photographed the immense variety, beauty and surprising strangeness of Australia seen from the air.
With decades of experience as a highly sought after commercial photographer, along with a similarly long experience and love of piloting, Vukosav fitted out his single engine Cessna 182 with a Phase One 100mp XF Camera mounted in the underbelly of the fuselage. He uses the whole plane as a camera body, pitching it into position for each shot. The results are spectacular.
Every photograph is remarkable in its elaborate detail and beautiful patterns of vegetation, rock formations, flowing water and animal tracks. These monumental photos can look almost unreal, like abstract paintings, and printed at mural size, they engulf the viewer.
After the successful unveiling of Longitude/Latitude/Solitude at a working hangar in Essendon, selected images from the series will be exhibited at the Chris Connell Design studio in St Kilda until 2 November, 2018.
To see the making of Andrew’s work, head to https://www.cessnacam.com/video/.
For further information, imagery, or to set up a time to view the series, please contact:
Samantha Lee at Coco Productions –