SkyMunk vol1—Perceptions of Scale

December 2021 ––
Born out of a curiosity about perspective and scale, this three volume photo series is a study and geological survey of texture and perception. It challenges the eye, and further questions the validity of horizon lines and angles to subvert what we’re used to seeing. In turn, Skymunk vol1—Perceptions of Scale takes something that is perhaps familiar and dramatic, the awe inspiring character of nature’s architecture, and taunts the viewer with it, inviting them to experience it differently.

Through aerial photography the macro can seem micro, and the micro can be understood or held with a new kind of reverence. As the photographer himself manipulates scale he is in turn questioning perception, positing that it is all an illusion and at the same time celebrating and falling into the embrace of the misconception of magnitude, and the misperception of depth, until there is the most peaceful and serene kind of delusion.

Within the rhythm of these questions and curiosities we begin to see that at play here is not strictly a dazzling photographic series, but a symphony composed out of nature’s most violent, vibrant, convivial, and remarkable instrumentation.

The Promo

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SkyMunk Classics

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SkyMunk Classics were sold as nine single-edition, 24 hour auctions as a part of the larger sale. They were the pinnacle pieces of the SkyMunk vol1 collection and were all captured at 8k resolution on a digital, medium-format sensor over the glaciers and river systems of the southeast stretch of Iceland. As a result, the images were packed with immense detail and a unified color palette so every piece felt like an cohesive ingredient in the larger series. They’re called the ‘Classics’ because they are the big memory imprints of the voyage, the special captures that had to be the grails of the collection. They also came with a large, certified 1/1 physical framed print in addition to the sale of the NFT.

Tidal Break

Purchased for $5,000.00
by slimesunday


Purchased for $4,500.00
by crypt2DaX

Far Be It From Me

Purchased for $4,400.00
by GoNifty

Frozen Flame

Purchased for $3,469.69
by Roger Dickerman


Purchased for $3,900.00
by ScrapTrades


Purchased for $5,000.00
by Fvckrender

Glacial Tear

Purchased for $6,049.00

Flight Response

Purchased for $4,333.00
by toomuchlag

The Heretic

Purchased for $4,100.00
by ScrapTrades

SkyMunk Collectors

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SkyMunk Collectors were the Collector’s gifts from the drop, where to enter it was $1 and in the end, there were 201 entries for the 15 total images. These were definitely some of the favorite aerial shots spanning a few locations, including adventures to Utah, Arizona, Hawaii and Iceland. They were captured from a mix of Helicopter and Drone photography and definitely were a cherished win to whomever entered the drawing, a truly feel-good gift to those collectors that have supported the Munky on his lens-based, photographic journey. 

SkyMunk Series

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SkyMunk Series was the largest set in the drop, consisting of 58 unique images making up the collection. Each entry in the drawing was $1,000 and received 98 submissions in total. The winners of the drawing then received a unique image from the set, an almost generative mechanic to reward the drawing winners. These images also spanned a few locations, including adventures to Utah, Arizona, Hawaii and Iceland and were captured from a mix of Helicopter and Drone photography. A big shout out goes to the very special PhoGøls Collective for all the adventures and granting the opportunity to capture these images; truly a big love to the crew.   

Photographer, Digital Artist

for Nifty Gateway
Credit List

Photographer: GMUNK
Digital Artist: GMUNK
Concept Writer: Stephen Marshall
Typography Designer: Michael Cina
Physicals Printer: Jon Peterson