Nicolas Chorier


Nicolas Chorier is a professional photographer, specialised, for the last 15 years, in Kite Aerial Photography, the only real eco-friendly aerial photography.

A few square feet of fabric, a touch of technical know-how, a whiff of breeze, and lo, there is birdie on the remote. These photographs challenge one’s sense of orientation and perspective, play with textures and graphics, and provide a close view of the world from an unusual angle.

Specially designed, his kites lift professional still cameras, or HD video cameras, depending on the application. The camera is mounted on a small cradle, hung on the line under the kite. The cradle, fully radio-remote controlled, can be aimed in all directions. A video link air-to-ground sends a signal which provides real-time monitoring on a portable TV screen, for accurate framing.

Easy to set, non-polluting, non-intrusive, it’s possible to remain stationary over a site for a few hours, thus offering the guarantee of a successful high-quality job. The camera can be lifted up to 250 meters, even though low altitudes are often more interesting.

The kites’ precision and potential provide an exciting, cost effective, and innovating solution for any type of aerial capture, from the ground or from a boat in motion, for tracking smoking vessels or wild life, as well as coastal survey. It’s the simplest way to carry an aerial platform anywhere in the world, with no hassle due to administration procedures, energy logistic… It all fits in a couple of regular cases, and can be operational in 10 minutes time.

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