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Back when I was a kid I really wanted to be pilot and despite never letting that dream stick around long enough I still occasionally find myself daydreaming about aviation and the chance of seeing the world from a completely different angle. That’s the reason why I love the work of renowned aerial photographer Alex MacLean. He captures stunning images of the world below him and shows all the quirks, beauty and splender that exists within both the natural and manmade landscape of the planet.
MacLean has flown all across America and to many other parts of the world in his Cessna 182, each time taking incredible photos. The images above come from his book Las Vegas/Venice: Endangered Myths. It’s a book which deals with the similarities that exist between the two cities – highlighting their dependancy on water, their extreme physical environments and their status as major tourist attractions. It sounds like a fascinating collection of images and many of them can be viewed on MacLean’s site here.
from The Fox Is Black http://thefoxisblack.com/2012/01/04/the-aerial-photography-of-alex-s-maclean/
There’s something so pristine, yet eerie, about these photos taken by Bas Princen that they appear manufactured or somehow made up. They’re not. Princen studied architecture, training his eye before he picked up a camera and took these photos. He has a way of framing buildings that gives them personalities: the dainty pink-cornered building, the murky depths spanned by a tiled structural frame, and a stubborn behemoth surrounded by its workers. Although he is based in the Netherlands, Princen works all over the place. The proof of his travels is fantastic.
Found through It’s Nice That
from The Fox Is Black http://thefoxisblack.com/2012/01/03/bas-princen-and-his-quirky-photos-of-buildings/
I believe in using my art to advocate for human rights, so working with Human Rights Watch to further their goals is an honor and ideal collaboration for me. I’m very excited about this image because I feel it promotes the idea that a few courageous people can stand up for what they think is right, and soon others will join them. There is power in every small action and cumulative power in numbers. “TYRANNY HAS A WITNESS” showcases the hope and determination needed to fight injustice and oppression. – Shepard
“TYRANNY HAS A WITNESS” captures the spirit of the ‘Arab Spring’ and pays homage to people across the Middle East and North Africa who are engaged in a historic movement to end repressive rule by declaring their right to political freedom and accountable government. Human Rights Watch’s long-standing presence in these regions has enabled the organization to report from inside the uprisings, capturing the tension and elation of citizens committed to challenging these oppressive regimes. This artwork symbolizes the determination and vigilance necessary to bring about deep-rooted change. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Human Rights Watch organization.
18 x 24 inch Screen print Signed and Numbered Edition of 450. $75. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Human Rights Watch organization. Limit 1 per person / household. Photograph by Yuri Kozyrev / NOOR for Time.
Release Date: 12/13/2011
from OBEY GIANT http://obeygiant.com/prints/tyranny-has-a-witness?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ObeyGiant+%28Obey+Giant%29