Astounding Mass Human Formations!

Here is a collection of simply astounding human formations! This started off with military troops who artfully arranged themselves to form patriotic symbols, emblems, and military insignia visible from a bird's eye perspective. During World War I, these military formations came to serve as rallying points to support American involvement in the war and to ward off isolationist tendencies.

 

Arthur Mole's Living Formations


Almost a century ago and without the aid of any pixel-generating computer software, the itinerant photographer Arthur Mole (1889-1983) used his 11 x 14-inch view camera to stage a series of extraordinary mass photographic spectacles that choreographed living bodies into symbolic formations of religious and national community.
 
Mass Human Formations
 
Mass Human Formations
 
Mass Human Formations
 
Mass Human Formations
 
Mass Human Formations
 

Eugene Goldbeck's Photographs


Another of the most notable photographers of living people groups was Eugene Omar Goldbeck. Along with the large scale work, he also took photographic portraits of important personalities, such as Albert Einstein.

Mass Human Formations
 
Mass Human Formations
 
 

John Quigley's Aerial Messages


Artist John Quigley is internationally renowned for his environmental messages and images spelt out by human bodies and photographed from the air.

Mass Human Formations
 
Mass Human Formations
 
 

Canopy Formation World Record


On July 2008, three Kennedy Space Center engineers helped set two new world records in the parachuting sport of "canopy formation", with 81- and 85-person formation dives that took place over Lake Wales, Fla.

Mass Human Formations


And some more...

Grenzhausen, Germany - 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 1st Division, 1919

Mass Human Formations


209th Engineers, Camp Sheridan, Alabama, 1919

Mass Human Formations


Spencer Tunick's nude group photography

Mass Human Formations


A Human MIG 
 
Mass Human Formations
 

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