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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Man Vs Wild As Seen From Above

Alex MacLean takes beautiful photos whilst hanging out the window of small aeroplanes... as he pilots them!!  The results are breathtaking and, better yet... are available to view on his site.

My first experience of photographs like this was at an open air exhibition of 'The World From Above' on the lawns of the Eiffel Tower in about 2002 (oh yes... I've travelled, don't you know), and I was particularly fascinated with the images of the irrigation circles that marked Texas farmland.  Alex MacLean provides me with the same wonder but at the same time seems to have a different approach to composition which takes the images beyond documentary/landscape shots into the world of abstract... and shit.

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