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Urban Air: Stephen Glassman's Green Kickstarter

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Project aims to transform LA billboards into aerial gardens

Wit the popularlty of New York City's High Line, other cities are looking for ways to incorporate elevated green spaces into public infrastructure. Recently a Los Angeles developer announced plans for "High Line West" in Hollywood. With "Urban Air," LA-based designer and SHFT compadre Stephen Glassman introduces a new twist on the aerial garden rage. The plan involves converting LA billboards......read more

Edward Burtynsky: Oil Spill

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Award-winning photographer continues his documentation of our dependence on oil.

In 1997, Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky had an epiphany: "It occurred to me that the vast, human-altered landscapes that I pursued and photographed for over twenty years were only made possible by the discovery of oil and the mechanical advantage of the internal combustion engine. It was then that I began the oil project." For the next decade Burtynsky set himself to......read more

Christoph Gielen

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Otherworldly aerial photos of our built environment.

Christoph Gielen's aerial studies of suburban land use patterns provide a revealing perspective on the sprawl that dominates America's built landscape. Shot from a helicopter, the abstract and geometric patterns look almost otherworldly, forcing the viewer to evaluate the artificiality and unsustainability of suburban 'hoods and highway infrastructure. “With these pictures, I am......read more

J. Henry Fair: Abstraction of Destruction

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A photographer goes skyward to capture "industrial scars."

Like a good war photojournalist, J. Henry Fair stops at nothing to capture his image. In his case, the battle being waged is between industrial forces and the earth. The muckracking photographer takes to the sky in planes and helicopters, flying over enemy lines to shoot eerily beautiful pictures of polluted landscapes. The resulting images evoke Abstract Expressionist paintings, hence the......read more

Aerial Trees Make Abstract Art

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Dangling cameras from kites, Dutch photographer Gerco de Ruijter blurs the boundary between landscape and abstraction.

As a rule, tree farms are less interesting to us than forests. The perfectly spaced rows of trees have nothing on the wild natural jumble of a free standing forest. But there's an exception to every rule, and, errr, this is no exception. Hanging cameras from kites and fishing poles, Dutch photog Gerco de Ruijter captures aerial views of tree farms that come off looking like geometric abstract......read more

Photo Gallery: Striking Shots from Above

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Alex MacLean goes airborne to document the complex relationship between humans and nature.

As an architecture student at Harvard, Alex MacLean took a community planning course that exposed him to the practice of aerial photography. Inspired by the human-imposed grids and patterns he saw from the sky, MacLean pursued his pilot's licence and has since become one of America's preeminent sky photographers, having shot over much of the country and co-authored several books exploring the......read more

Breathtaking Aerial Photos From Around the World

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Longtime environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand snaps the Earth from above

Aerial photography and environmentalism go hand-in-hand. What better way to witness human impact on the planet than through panoramic shots from the sky. Yann Arthus-Bertrand is maybe the world's the best known aerial photographer, a man whose art is inextricably linked to ecological consciousness. "My fondness for nature goes back to childhood, but it was as an adult that I became an......read more

Gaia: Travels in Space

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Cirque du Soleil founder snaps transcendental images of Earth from space

In 2009, Guy Laliberte, the billionaire founder of Cirque du Soleil, boarded a Russian Soyuz rocket and shot into space. The goal: to raise awareness of clean water access and, presumably, to have an awesome time. Nine days later, Laliberte returned from his space travels with thousands of photos of Earth that he snapped with his Nikon D3S and Nikon D3X digital-SLR cameras. 102 of those epic......read more

Bernard Lang: Aerial Views

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German photographer snaps the environment from overhead

Working out of Munich, Germany, photographer Bernhard Lang comes through with an amazing series of aerial photographs that offer a different perspective of human activities and landscapes. There's one series shot over water, and one over ice and snow. Definitely worth a look.  Follow Lang's work and brush up on your German over at his blog.  (via......read more

Stephen Zirwes Aerial Photography

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Hypnotic views of Earth from 10,000 feet above

We're not generally prone to superlatives around here, but we love us some aerial photography, and German photog Stephan Zirwes takes some of the most incredible/amazing/awesome/epic aerial photos we've ever seen. Zirwes's pictures of industrial areas, beaches, construction sites, and airfields show a world is full of striking patterns and geometries. Visit his site for the full......read more

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