George Steinmetz

Posted by Navis

Last week I was wandering around Barnes & Nobles and in the section where they put painters and other artists of the likes, there was a book called Desert Air by George Steinmetz. The book had somehow had lost it’s way home from the Photography section a few aisles down. Stuck between Monet and Ruscha, the book was like “YO TIM. I KNOW YOU LOVE DESERTS AND STUFF SO PICK ME UP.”

George Steinmetz captures very intimate photos of landscapes. Most of these from this set are from his Desert Air collection. He achieves this intimacy via paramotoring which is a giant fan backpack with a throttle attached to a parachute. He’s able to fly both very high and low at slow speeds. All I know is that when I come back from my walk across America, I’m purchasing a paramotor, taking lessons and going straight to the Mojave.

View more of Mr. Steinmetz’s stunning, non filtered landscape photography: GEORGE STEINMETZ

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Tyler says:

February 25, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Very awesome collection here. When I lived in Girdwood, AK, during the summer there would always be some dudes paramotoring around. It looked pretty awesome, yet terrifying. I’m sort of a wimp when it comes to this stuff.


Anonymous says:

February 26, 2013 at 10:59 am

One of my favourite coffee table photography books, every single image is absolutely stunning. Some amount of kahunas to spend that amount of time in the air but I get the feeling it’s one of those ‘fuck it I’ll die happy’ situations.


Armon says:

June 27, 2013 at 9:17 am

While Rio Tinto an Beny Steinmetz fight over Guinea’s iron ore, where are the Africans?I’ll tell you where they are…Taking bribes from Steinmetz and doing deals benhid closed doors, ruining their country’s potential FDI and economic future, whilst thinking only of themselves in the short term. As usual.


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