Blue Sky Days

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Tomas Van Houtryve’s ‘Blue Sky Days’ sounds like it might be a lovely series of images about happy people on their summer holidays. It sounds like it but it most definitely isn’t.

In fact, hearing stories of drone attacks in Afghanistan inspired it. One 13 year old boy, injured by shrapnel in a strike, said ‘I no longer love blue skies. I now prefer grey skies. The drones don’t fly when the skies are grey.’

Van Houtryve then set out to do a series of aerial images of exactly the sort of gatherings that have become habitual targets with his camera attached to a small drone.

The pictures, once you know the inspiration behind them, become ominous and disturbing.

 

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In Drones We Trust

In Drones We Trust

In Drones We Trust

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