Scott Mead: Above the Clouds

An exhibition in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital

Metro is delighted to be supporting Scott Mead, a London-based American photographer and philanthropist producing Fujiflex C-Type prints for his upcoming exhibition Above The Clouds, which opens at Hamiltons this month.

Above the Clouds is a portfolio of images taken on regularly scheduled flights over several years, when during these journeys, Mead has been inspired as he gazed out the window at the endless horizon, finding that the journey itself can be more meaningful than just a means to a destination.

Mead’s photographic career can be seen as an expression of a deeply-lived life of exploration, reflection and discovery. In this most recent body of work Mead captures the physical, emotional and philosophical wonder of air travel with his images of the world above the clouds.

Much time and research was involved for Mead to learn how to best capture images that fully reflected the outer and inner journey. Analysing flight paths, the angle of the sun, the curvature of the earth, the windows and the speed of light, among other factors, Mead gradually began to develop an intuition as to what might come next throughout the journey.

All profits from print sales and a book of the same title, which has been published to accompany the series and exhibition, are donated to Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity in London, where one of Mead’s children was cured of a life-threatening illness many years ago. Since then Mead has been a deeply involved supporter of the hospital.


Hamiltons, 13 Carlos Place, London, W1K 2EU

Exhibition dates: 9th – 19th January 2018

Opening times: Monday – Friday  10am – 6pm; Saturday  11am – 4pm

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Images © Scott Mead

1. JFK–LHR 11/10/2015, 08:14:20, Pastel Morning, New York Departure

2. LIM–CUZ 8/10/2016, 23:01:32, The Andes fading into misty sunset

3. JFK–LHR 31/10/2016, 11:32:05, Clouds over Massachusetts















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