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After Ike: Aerial Views from the No-Fly Zone
     

After Ike: Aerial Views from the No-Fly Zone

by Bryan Carlile, Andrew Sansom (Contribution by)
 

The day after Hurricane Ike made U.S. landfall at Galveston, Texas, photographer Bryan Carlile was in a helicopter, working a service contract as a first responder. He took with him a native Texan’s good memories of the Gulf Coast but brought back images that tell the sobering story of this massive and historic storm. 
 
After Ike

Overview

The day after Hurricane Ike made U.S. landfall at Galveston, Texas, photographer Bryan Carlile was in a helicopter, working a service contract as a first responder. He took with him a native Texan’s good memories of the Gulf Coast but brought back images that tell the sobering story of this massive and historic storm. 
 
After Ike includes more than one hundred aerial photographs Carlile took of the hurricane’s grim aftermath accompanied by Carlile’s eyewitness captions. In some places, Carlile is able to show images from “before Ike” that bring home the magnitude of the changes wrought to both natural and human habitats. 
 
In a thoughtful, personal essay, Andrew Sansom, who was raised on the Texas coast, reflects on the realities of living in “Hurricane Alley.” 
 

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KHOU

"In 'After Ike', Carlile transforms the wrath of Ike that I witnessed from reporting on the ground for KHOU-TV, into a historically significant treasure for all by capturing the depth and breadth of Ike’s destructive forces from the air. Far more than a book of simple photos, Carlile’s sharp eye and acclaimed skills as an aerial photographer serve as a tour guide, through the eye of an artist, to one of the most destructive hurricanes to ever make landfall."-Mark Greenblatt, investigative reporter, KHOU-TV

— Mark Greenblatt

KHOU - Mark Greenblatt

"In 'After Ike', Carlile transforms the wrath of Ike that I witnessed from reporting on the ground for KHOU-TV, into a historically significant treasure for all by capturing the depth and breadth of Ike’s destructive forces from the air. Far more than a book of simple photos, Carlile’s sharp eye and acclaimed skills as an aerial photographer serve as a tour guide, through the eye of an artist, to one of the most destructive hurricanes to ever make landfall."-Mark Greenblatt, investigative reporter, KHOU-TV

By the time Hurricane Ike hit our shores in September 2008, the country was still suffering from Katrina-induced hurricane fatigue. Most Americans not directly affected by the onslaught did not know that Ike was the third most destructive storm ever to hit our shores, the cause of an estimated 146 deaths and $24 billion of damage in the Gulf Coast region. Photographer Bryan Carlile, however, had a bird's-eye view of the devastation. In the wake of the devastating storm, he took over 100 pictures from his perilous helicopter perch, annotating them with indelible memories from those life-changing days. Lasting images of outraged nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603441506
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Publication date:
09/13/2009
Series:
Gulf Coast Books, sponsored by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Series , #17
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
879,289
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Dividing his time between Houston, Texas, and the Hill Country, BRYAN CARLILE is an aerial photographer and owner of Beck Geodetix, an environmental GIS/GPS mapping consultant firm. Andrew Sansom, executive director of the River Systems Institute at Texas State University and former executive director of Texas Parks and Wildlife, grew up in Lake Jackson, Texas. 
 

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