Authors: Ben Ruhe
Date Submitted: May 31, 2007
Article Type: Journal

A professional photographer and Web designer living in the San Francisco Bay area, Scott Haefner began taking kite-lofted aerial photographs “to gain a new perspective of our world,” as he phrases it. He shoots primarily landscapes and scenics, using both film and digital cameras. He is widely published in books, magazines, and newspapers. With support from the Drachen Foundation, Haefner in spring 2006 on the 100th anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake approximated the famous George Lawrence Ruins of San Francisco panoramic photograph from an offshore boat. Haefner suspended his camera and positioned it so as to capture the view Lawrence did. The resulting photograph was a triumph.

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