Views of the Coast from the Sky: The Stunning Aerial Photography of Yve Assad.

by Carolyn Sotka

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“Birds On the Bar I”, 2010. Photo courtesy of Yve Assad Photography.

Yve Assad is a photographer based out of Nashville, Tennessee. In her words, here is her inspiration for these gorgeous aerials of the South Carolina coast, Edisto Island, Ace Basin and Charleston.

“Flying across the various ecosystems and natural formations of the coastline is science and sculpture combined. From above, the land takes on a different personality and the surfaces take a new shape. With these photos I wanted to show the flow from one ecosystem to another, where land meets water, and how seamless nature makes it look. For the majority of us, we rarely see the earth from above, unless it is a quick glimpse aboard a commercial airliner climbing to 20,000 feet. My desire is to show the patterns of nature, along with some of the things man makes from a perspective one does not typically see. It can be educational and beautiful.”

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“Blue Strait”, 2012. Photo courtesy of Yve Assad Photography.

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“Low Tide II”, 2011. Photo courtesy of Yve Assad Photography.

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“Boneyard”, 2010. Photo courtesy of Yve Assad Photography.

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“Sand Etchings”, 2009. Photo courtesy of Yve Assad Photography.

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“Low Tide I”, 2009. Photo courtesy of Yve Assad Photography.

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Birds On the Bar II”, 2009. Photo courtesy of Yve Assad Photography.

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“Rice Fields”, 2009. Photo courtesy of Yve Assad Photography.

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“Waterway II”, 2012. Photo courtesy of Yve Assad Photography.

Yve Assad studied Photojournalism at the University of Georgia and for the last decade has been doing lifestyle and landscape work all over the country for private and commercial clients. Yve started her aerial landscape series of the South Carolina Lowcountry in 2006 and continues to return to the area to build her collection. She is also very active in the motorcycle community as a rider and photographer, and shoots for clients such as Triumph, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, as well as several national and international publications.

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Yve Assad in her element and a rare catch on this side of the lens.

Her aerial photography is on display as a permanent collection at the Medical University of South Carolina and was shown at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston, SC.

Check out her gallery for more of her stunning work – YVE ASSAD PHOTOGRAPHY.  Limited edition prints are also available. I am lucky enough to have “Low Tide I” hanging in my house. – CS

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