Alex MacLean Aerial Perspectives Photography Exhibition

The most recent photography exhibition at the Beetles & Huxley gallery features the work of Alex MacLean titled Aerial Perspectives. As a licensed pilot, MacLean utilises his Cessna aeroplane to photograph birds-eye views of landscapes, architecture and human behavior from 5,000 above the ground. Shooting from an aerial perspective allows him to capture and give an aesthetic value to patterns imposed onto natural landscapes by building projects and other human undertakings. From coastal settings, pools and waterparks to housing developments, highways and military bases, his images explore the impact of human activity on the natural world.

Up and Down Umbrellas, Lido, Spina, Italy, 2007

© Alex MacLean

Alex MacLean graduated from Harvard in 1973 with a Masters of Architecture degree. After receiving his pilot’s license, he initially began photographing aerial scenes for architects, designers, planners and environmentalists as a business venture then quickly developed his skill into an artistic practice.

Over Ramps, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 2008

© Alex MacLean

MacLean has produced 11 books, which have won him numerous awards including the 2009 CORINE International Book Award. His work has been displayed in galleries around the world and can be found in various private, public and university collections.

Ocean City Amusement Park, Ocean City, Maryland, USA, 2011

© Alex MacLean

The exhibition ends on 29 March, and all the works in the exhibition can be viewed on Beetles & Huxley’s website

Dinghies Clustered Around Dock, Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA, 1993

© Alex MacLean

Review written by Meg Ryder, Photofusion Intern