Tuesday, November 8, 2011

hot air balloons on the vintage

My inspiration today? Vintage hot air balloons! There is a lot to admire and be inspired from in the photo below. Shoot, the CONCEPT of a hot air balloon is enough for me... and I WILL travel in one before I die, guaranteed.

Some more obvious inspiration comes from the vintage quality of this photo and the concept behind some of the first hot air balloons ever to grace our skies! So maybe these weren't the FIRST (I wikipedia'd it and the 1st one to launch was in 1783 in Paris, MERCY!) Anywho, these balloons look so much like oversized plump bubble gum bubbles that I just want to pop them!

Back to inspiration- the perspective and angle from which this photo is taken is spot on. Who is the lonely lady to the right? I love the outfits of everyone in the shot, but I'm also wondering if they're celebrating a safe return, or providing encouragement for a new launch about to happen.

With all of the progression of digital photography, nothing beats a vintage photo with a story. I would love to blow this photo up and do an entire wall mural with it in a quirky Manhattan restaurant.

Have a great week!

love y'all!


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