After Ike: Aerial Views from the No-Fly Zone

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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 ...

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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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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.
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"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

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"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
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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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  • Posted June 14, 2009

    Bryan Carlile is a Photographer !!

    Mr Carlile takes Fantastic Aerial Photos! I have seen his portfolio over the last 10 years. His access to the Hurricane ravaged areas, was unprecedented. No other media outlets had the chance to take pictures as soon after the event, only Mr. Carlile. I have seen his photos on many occasions and have been impressed by the story he tells, through the camera lens. I eagerly await his "take" on the devastating event of Ike. Having been in Houston for the aftermath, I cannot imagine how he maintained his composure while taking these photos!!
    He does not disappoint, these photos will be the proof!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Now, you'll experience the aftermath!

    There was devastation that couldn't be understood in video with the pounding rain and wind. The story was 'after'. This book is the picture documentary of Ike's power and destruction. You can picture how the residents lived before, and what they had to deal with to persevere. Many lives and livelihoods altered. You can picture the fortitude it took to rebuild or dishearteningly, return to confront; and walk away.

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  • Posted March 7, 2011

    Highly Recommend - You can not put this down!

    Having grown up on the Texas coast, I was gravitated to this book just to see what happened after Hurricane Ike. I have never seen such captivating aerial photography! You can tell after looking at Bryan Carlile's photography that he is both artist and passionate about The Texas Coast. This is no ordinary coffee table book of pretty pictures. It is humbling and somber yet beautiful. This is a must have!

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    Posted November 17, 2009

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