Above San Francisco


In 1969, Robert Cameron (1911–2009) began leaning out of a helicopter with his Pentax camera to shoot city and landscapes above the Bay Area. Since World War II, when Cameron worked for the War Department to take aerial night shots of exploding ordinance and tracers, aerial photography was his passion. With his masterful take on exposure, color, and composition, Cameron captured iconic structures and landmarks alongside the beaches and undulating terrain of Northern California. Accompanying Cameron’s exquisite aerial shots are photographs taken within the last decade, picking up the torch after Cameron’s death.

Dimensions: 11" x 14", 244 pages.

DESIGNER: Robert Cameron & Carl Nolte