George Steinmetz: Recording the Earth from the air

Paragliding in the desert, George Steinmetz

‘You want to take aerial photographs in Chad? Good luck! There were no helicopters to charter in the whole country. So with a paramotor you’re seeing remote stuff nobody has ever seen from the air.’

Twenty years ago, George Steinmetz strapped on a camera, started his paramotor – and changed the face of environmental photography. In the September 2017 issue he shares some of his most spectacular images – and stories – and explains why changing times are now making it tough at the top.

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