How Reuben Wu used drones to put Stonehenge on NatGeo’s cover
It’s hard to count how many times British photographer and artist extraordinaire Reuben Wu has bowled us over with his creativity. But what he has achieved this time is beyond special. Reuben has used drones to showcase one of the most photographed landmarks in the world, Stonehenge, in a completely new light. And his work has made it to the cover of National Geographic’s August issue.
Reuben talked to the magazine about the challenges of photographing the iconic archaeological site using drones – which are typically not allowed at Stonehenge without a bunch of complicated approvals. He says he didn’t mind jumping through the hoops because, in order to create something exceptional, he needed to capture the prehistoric monument using a 21st-century innovation.
Stonehenge, Reuben argues, is so familiar to most people, they tend to dismiss it as something ordinary. And this perception is exactly what he wanted to break with photography that leverages a…