A view from above: online exhibition

Image above: Iron ore piles, Duluth, Minnesota, USA, 2014 © Alex MacLean

The Print Room at Beetles+Huxley’s presents an inspiring online exhibition this summer by aerial photographer Alex MacLean.

With 32 thought-provoking and beautiful images available to view, the show highlights MacLean’s investigations into human’s impact on the natural world. Showing us views from above, MacLean photographs locations where we have altered the landscape – such as farming patterns, coastal resorts and military sites. A fully licensed pilot, he uses his highly efficient Cessna 182 carbon fibre aeroplane to explore the world.

Image above: Dry land farming strips and low spots, Chugwater, Wyoming, USA, 2008 © Alex MacLean

Beetles+Huxley Gallery Director Giles huxley-Parlour says, ‘Alex is a remarkable artist whose beautiful pictures make one reflect on development, globalisation, and humankind’s impact on the environment. Aesthetically beautiful, and often epic in composition, the pictures are made even more extraordinary by the singular way in which he captures them.’

Image above: Desert Passage, Mohave County, Arizona, USA, 2005 © Alex MacLean

The exhibition can be seen here and is live until 10 August. Prints of MacLean’s work are also available to buy on The Print Room website.