In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Luther Hux took stunning aerial photographs from a camera mounted in a model aircraft.
The first model he built for aerial photography, Snapshot 1, dates to 1977 and served as his test bed for ideas and practice. The second model in the series, Snapshot II was the real workhouse. While flying Snapshot II, Luther took many of the photographs that were published in issues of Model Aviation.
Snapshot 1 was donated to the museum in 1983.
Shared here are a few of Luther’s famous images, as well as photographs of him and the model posing on the ground together. Luther has shared a larger collection of his images on Project Snapshot’s official website.
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