Above the Clouds is, at its core, a letter from photographer Scott Mead to his younger self. A reminder for us all that time spent travelling is not time wasted. Rather it’s a time to consider, a time to think: a precious chance to spend time Above the Clouds.
The Book itself takes the reader on an astonishing journey witnessed through the photographs taken, with nothing more than a normal camera, through the windows of commercial aircraft. Extraordinary vistas and provoking views appear as Scott travelled around the world for his work. We see cities we thought familiar now looking unfamiliar and scenes we assume to be exotic are revealed as places we know well. And as for the clouds… who knew there was so much variety and beauty.
Making a book is a complicated business, even more so when the designer and publisher are in Munich and the client is often halfway between London and New York. Our job was to keep the whole project moving and on track by choosing the right suppliers and partners to work on each element of the book. Colour is crucial and we worked very closely with Edwin Ingram on the origination of the images followed by long nights on press colour checking each page as it was printed.