Travis Fox: What is Photography?

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Photography is the outcome of a battle between the two sides of my brain. Before my drone lifts off, I have no idea what the ground around me looks like from above. When I’m flying, my left brain is seeking the attention of my right brain to try to identify any deadly hazards such as helicopters or powerlines and to pay attention to the quickly draining battery levels. But my right brain is fascinated by the patterns that quickly emerge from gaining height. It wants time and extra brain power from the left to move around and examine them, dead batteries or tree branches be damned! Somehow pictures get made.

Travis Fox, Aerial photographer and Director of Visual Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism

Photograph by © Cory Rice

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