Above the Clouds
Scott Mead captures the physical and emotional wonder of air travel with his awe-inspiring images of the world above the clouds.
World traveler and acclaimed photographer Scott Mead documents gorgeous vistas from above the clouds. Mead views this series as an “attempt to share an overall internal and external voyage and its insights, thoughts, and feelings.” Mountains scattered with cloud shadow, the ripples of distant ocean waves, glittering city lights, and the abstract geography of farmland and ice-covered ocean are all beautifully captured in this dreamy collection of aerial photography. In an introductory essay Mead discusses his photographic career as an expression of a richly lived life of exploration and discovery.
Scott Mead is an American-born photographer and philanthropist living in London. A photographer for many years before a career in investment banking, he returned to photography over ten years ago after rediscovering boxes in his attic of his large-format negatives and prints, unopened for decades. Numerous exhibitions and group shows have since followed, and his works are held in many private and institutional collections around the world. His previous book is Above the Clouds (Prestel).