Bakehouse Aerial are a drone photography and film provider based down Hull's leafy Avenues. Firm believers in the mantra of safety first, they were the initial company in East Yorkshire to gain permission from the Civil Aviation Authority, allowing them to legally pilot drones for surveys and promotional content. With aerial footage becoming increasingly popular, their three machines “ Roger, Millie and Bruce “ have worked across the UK for clients that range from power plants to parks and shopping centres to shipping companies.
Ben O'Leary, photographer, said: "We mainly operate in Yorkshire but regularly travel across the UK, working on a stylish retail video one day and an industrial site inspection the next. However, we really do love capturing our hometown from the sky; it's absolutely fascinating."
Cairn Emmerson, pilot, added: "We're photographers that decided to work above the ground as well as on it. By combining art direction with the professional skills of a CAA certified company, our clients benefit from quality, legality and safety in equal measure. Meanwhile, we get to do something that we love on a daily basis."
Bakehouse Aerial were recently hired for a BBC4 documentary called Keeping the Lights On, which revolved around the energy industry; they also collaborated with Nova Studios on the Hull UK City of Culture video that explains the four seasons of activity.
We asked Bakehouse if we could share some of their images and they were kind enough to send us a huge range, including shots of the marina, Pearson Park, the Humber Bridge, The Deep, the KC Stadium, and various recognisable hotspots in Hull City Centre. It's a great opportunity to really understand how our streets and buildings fit together in a way that can't be achieved at ground level, plus you may even spot your own house if you have eagle eyes.