SkyPixel 2022, the best aerial pictures and videos taken with a drone

The winner of the video section of the famous aerial photography competition presents a new perspective of Guangzhou, seen from the point of view of a dancer. Watch the video and browse all the best pictures.

One of the world’s most popular aerial photography communities, SkyPixel, has announced the winners of the SkyPixel 7th Anniversary Aerial Photo & Video Contest, co-organized with DJI. The award shows how technology allows us to see, perceive and tell about our cities and the nature that surrounds them from an unprecedented perspective, able of awakening our gaze and our emotions.

Urban Village, Wenrui Ye, SkyPixel 7th Anniversary Aerial Photo & Video Contest

The Video Category Grand Prize winner is Wenrui Ye, who presented a visual exploration of urban villages from the perspective of a dancer, reprehesenting the city from above thanks to an alternative narrative and suspended and oniric point of view. “I revisited Guangzhou, a city where I have lived for nearly thirty years, and explored it with my interpretations, memories, and a brand-new perspective. The dramatic contrast between the city and the villages looked almost surreal,” said Wenrui.

Grand Prize winner in the Photo Category. Photography by Zhu Jianxin.
Grand Prize winner in the Photo Category. Photography by Zhu Jianxin.

The Grand Prize winner in the Photo Category is Zhu Jianxin, who framed up a sight of a frozen lake after a heavy snow fell in the Taklamakan Desert, in China. With a simple change in gaze, the several surface cracks come together into a portrait of a flower. Jianxin said: “I am amazed by how a drone changes my perspective and helps me capture the beauty of our world”. Stephen Foster, member of the jury, commented on the work: “The real art in photography is to capture a photograph people have to analyze longer than a few seconds to see what the picture really shows”.

Latest on News

Latest on Domus

Read more
China Germany India Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Sri Lanka Korea icon-camera close icon-comments icon-down-sm icon-download icon-facebook icon-heart icon-heart icon-next-sm icon-next icon-pinterest icon-play icon-plus icon-prev-sm icon-prev Search icon-twitter icon-views icon-instagram