Aerial Perspectives by Photographer and Pilot Alex MacLean

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Aerial Perspectives by Photographer and Pilot Alex MacLean.

For most photographers, making a great shot requires a quick, coordinated burst of framing, focusing, and exposing. But for aerial photographer Alex MacLean, that synchronization also includes making sure his airplane is flying steady. “It’s a lot easier than trying to take pictures out of a car because you’re dealing in 3-D space. The plane will fly itself straight and level. That’s even without autopilot,” he said. “I usually set myself up, pick up the camera for five or 10 seconds, and take the picture out an open window.”

“Pilot and photographer Alex MacLean has flown his plane over much of the United States documenting the landscape. Trained as an architect, he 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 the natural and constructed environments. MacLean’s photographs have been exhibited widely in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia and are found in private, public and university collections.”

Aerial Perspectives by Photographer and Pilot Alex MacLean:

Aerial Perspectives by Photographer and Pilot Alex MacLean
Bathers in wave pool, Orlando, Fla., 1999
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B-52 Boneyard, Tucson, Ariz., 1993
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Tracks of tomatoes in field, north-central Ohio, 1990
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Desert housing block, Las Vegas, 2009
Alex S. MacLeanAerial Perspectives by Photographer and Pilot Alex MacLean
Dinghies clustered around dock, Duxbury, Mass., 1993
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Surfers behind breaking wave, Oahu, Hawaii, 1998
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Aerial Perspectives by Photographer and Pilot Alex MacLean
Golf oasis in desert hills, Las Vegas, 2009
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Aerial Perspectives by Photographer and Pilot Alex MacLean


Ocean City amusment park, Ocean City, Md., 2011
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Aerial Perspectives by Photographer and Pilot Alex MacLean
Over ramps, Albuquerque, N.M., 2008
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Aerial Perspectives by Photographer and Pilot Alex MacLean
Poolside tanning, East Boston, 2012
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