Incredible Aerial Photographs of Beaches by Alex MacLean

Aerial photographs of the beach alex-maclean

Alex MacLean is a pilot and photographer based in Massachusetts who has flown his plane over much of the United States documenting the landscape. Trained as an architect, MacLean has portrayed the history and evolution of the land from vast agricultural patterns to city grids, recording changes brought about by human intervention and natural processes. His powerful and descriptive images provide clues to understanding the relationship between natural and constructed environments.

Aerial photographs of the beach alex-maclean

Aerial photographs of the beach alex-maclean

Aerial photographs of the beach alex-maclean


This post was contributed by photographer Andi Vollmer.

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  • Andre

    Photography is a great medium for capturing unique perspectives. For those of us who find ourselves earth bound most of the time, it’s refreshing to see the world from a vantage point we never get to experience on a regular basis.

    MacLean’s work helps us to understand our world in a way that can never happen when we’re stuck navigating through it in two dimensions.

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