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Isle of Wight from the Air [Hardcover]

Jason Hawkes
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26 April 2010 From the Air
The Isle of Wight was once an independent kingdom and, while it no longer enjoys this status, it does still retain an atmosphere of separateness - an island unto itself. Situated south of the county of Hampshire and separated from mainland Britain by the Solent, the island has been popular since Victorian times as a holiday resort, known for its outstanding natural beauty and for its world-famous sailing based in Cowes.

The superb aerial photographs in this book provided a fascinating overview of this historic island community, which these days provides a distinctive place to live for thousands, and for many more a place to enjoy leisure pursuits including watersports of all kinds, birdwatching, or simply walking the many island footpaths.

The principal attraction of aerial photographs is that they are literally a bird's-eye view, allowing us to look down on the landscape from a perspective that we never normally see. Such pictures reveal to us things that are normally hidden from view, and often surprise us when we find that what we had imagined the layout of the land to be is in reality quite different. The best practitioners of this genre of photography also strive to capture an aesthetic in the images they take, and these pictures, sometimes quite abstract in appearance, are often strikingly beautiful in their own right.

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Halsgrove; 1st edition (26 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841147788
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841147789
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 21.8 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 701,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Aerial photographer Jason Hawkes has specialized in aerial shoots from helicopters since 1991, is based just outside London in the UK, and works worldwide.

He has produced over 50 aerial photographic books for publishers such as the BBC, Random House, Dorling Kindersley and Harper Collins. His first book " London from the Air " published by Random House sold over 160,000 copies.

He shoots from single days for architectural visualisation companies to organising multi shoot ads for large ad agencies, annual reports, and even whole image libraries for branding agencies, working all over the world and organising all helicopters, production and permits needed.

His clients include brands such as HP, Citi, Siemens, Nike, Coca Cola, Nokia, BT, HSBC, NatWest, Ford, American Airlines, Rolex, Toyota, Smirnoff, Mitsubishi, Samsung, National Geographic, O2 and BP.

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About the Author

Jason Hawkes is one of the country's best-known photographers specialising in aerial photography. From his base near London he travels worldwide to produce images for books, advertising and design. Since 1991 he has provided photographs for major international companies including Nike, HSBC, Ford, Rolex, Toyota and BP. The images in this book and the sister publications in the series were specially commissioned by Halsgrove.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good is small 13 Oct 2011
By Birmingham Book Reader VINE VOICE
The pictures in this book are really good the IoW from the air. I spotted mamy places have visited on my IoW breaks and found some things did not know. The book will go with me when I visit the IoW - fits in pocket easy.

Pictures are small so be aware of this - a good buy.
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1.0 out of 5 stars disappointed 30 July 2010
Got this book for my husband after purchasing a smaller version of the book last year. This book has very similar pictures and even one or two are exactly the same. The photos in this book which I purchased are boring and not very interesting. A lot are focused on West Wight area and the photos are not particuarly zoomed in enough to see them clearly. Somewhat disappointing and I would have got my money back if I hadn't left it for so long.
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