Brad Walls stumbled across a passion for aerial content whilst experimenting with one of the first consumer drones. Within 12 months, he had established a unique style, approaching photography with a minimal aesthetic. Walls has since been named as a featured artist for the Inaugural 2020 Aerial Photography Awards, Asnières-sur-Seine, and has been shortlisted for the Drone Photo Contest in Siena. Pools from Above, his latest project, is an ode to the shapes, colours and textures of swimming pools. The images were influenced by Annie Kelly’s book Splash (2018, Rizzoli New York), which celebrates intriguing designs, from landscaped back gardens to tropical waterfalls. Walls was immediately struck by the tiled steps, patterned surfaces and decoration: “I fell in love with the lines, curves and negative space, which – without this alternate perspective – would have been lost.”
Lead Image: Brad Walls, Survival Juice. Courtesy of the artist.
1: Brad Walls, A Palm Springs Ting. Courtesy of the artist.
2: Brad Walls, Cosmo. Courtesy of the artist.
3: Brad Walls, A Summer’s Past. Courtesy of the artist.
4: Brad Walls, Quater Pi. Courtesy of the artist.
5: Brad Walls, Momentum. Courtesy of the artist.
6: Brad Walls, A Candy Pool. Courtesy of the artist.
7: Brad Walls, Babylon. Courtesy of the artist.