When we go on vacations, we can always record images from landscapes we visit closely to the horizon line, hence we can only see a part of them. But, what would happen if we had the chance to see all landscapes from another perspective, almost touch the waters of rivers and lakes, or pass through the La Portada monument in Antofagasta? This is possible now due to the “Chile con otros ojos” (lit. “Chile with other eyes”), which seeks to exhibit the country from different angles and to show not well known places as well. This is done with the aim of giving Chile’s identity a new depth.
The person responsible for this project is Ariel Marinkovic, photographer, journalist, and director of X-Cam, air services agency in charge of registering different photos and videos of different places for a number of clients. One day, Marinkovic started going over the country and filming its different landscapes from the heights using drones. The idea of the project came after seeing all the filmed material and thinking that it would be great to create a bigger project about Chile, he told Cooperativa radio station.
The great advantage of these artifacts is the exceptional level of details of the images they capture, to the point that it was possible to record the traces of the process and transport of Moais in Rano Raraku, Easter Island. The drone could as well fly through the La Portada monument in Antofagasta without scaring the local birds, and register the architecture and location of the traditional Chiloé churches. This closeness and detail level cannot be achieved by other aircrafts.
Marinkovic hopes to put all the images he has captured in the last 3 years together in a documentary that could be released by the end of 2015. In the meantime, visit the X-Cam’s website to see all the videos that show all the corners of the country.
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