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Human Error

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Beetroot Design Group's interpretation of a planet in peril.

Wind power may be clean, green, and renewable, but it doesn't come without it's problems. Turbines are noisy as hell and they pose serious risks to flying wildlife and sensitive shoreline habitats. So Cornell University engineers have responded with a brainy new way of drawing electricity from moving air. The prototype technology, called Vibro-Wind, involves oscillating wind pads that......read more

John Pfahl's Digitally Altered Landscapes

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Acclaimed landscape photographer embraces the digital age.

In 1977, John Pfahl pushed the field of landscape photography forward with his landmark series "Altered Landscapes."  For the collection, Pfahl physically intervened in landscapes before shooting them, dishing up some poignant environmental commentary in the process. Over thirty years later, Pfahl echoes those works with “Métamorphoses de la Terre," only this time the......read more

John Pfahl: Luminous River

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Serene color images of the Susquehanna River

While driving from his home in Buffalo to Washington D.C., legendary landscape photographer John Pfahl became captivated by the constantly changing views of the Susquehanna River, which runs along the highway for fifty miles. Inspired, he later set out on an ambitious project to document the entire length of the river. The resulting photo series, called Luminous River, pays homage to 19th......read more

Above America

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Aerial Footage from Harrison Sanborn

This is a collection of aerial footage which my dad shot in the late 1980's which I recently had re-scanned at 2K resolution. I then edited and color corrected this little piece just for fun. Shot largely on Arri IIC with Eastman Kodak 5247 ...read more

Awe-Inspiring Aerial Photography

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Photographer Cameron Davidson takes to the sky to shoot landscapes from above

Cameron Davidson is a Washington, DC-based photographer and pilot who uses the aerial vantage point to reveal humanity's impact on landscapes below. Capturing earth from a seldom-seen perspective, Davidson's work conveys an abstract beauty, like all the best aerial photography. Davidson's work has been featured in publications like Vanity Fair, National Geographic and Smithsonian magazine. His......read more

Wang Ruilin: Dreams

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Huge animal forms carry tiny landscapes on their bodies

The image of an animal carrying the world on its back is common to the creation myths of many cultures around the world. Beijing-based artist Ruilin Wang explores that concept in Dreams, a series of evocative sculptures depicting large-scale animals with tiny landscapes emerging from their forms.   Each nearly life-size work consists of a certain creature paired with a type of world.......read more

Fantastical Landscapes by Melissa Loop

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A Midwestern artist conjures exotic worlds in paint

Minneapolis-based painter Melissa Loop borrows from and subverts Romantic ideas about landscape art in these stunning, fantastical works that speak to the artificality of imagined paradises. The hyper-colored canvases present exotic locations as if conjured from some dystopian dream, complete with haphazard drips, neon spray paint and jumbled digitized shapes. From the artist: By using the......read more

Abstract Earth: Photos by Richard Woldendorp

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Awe-inspiring aerial images of Australian landscapes

Dutch-born photographer Richard Woldendorp's whose first overhead images of Australian landscapes date from the 1960s, making him one of the pioneers of aerial photography. Trained as a painter, Woldendorp observes the world with a painter's eye, as you can see from the images in his Abstract Earth series, which have much in common with the canvases of the Abstract Expressionists and Color Field......read more

Dreamlike Photos of Chilean Landscapes by Owen Perry

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Gorgeous travel shots of the high-altitude Atacama Desert

There is something special about the light in high-altitude places, and these airy photos of Chile's Atacama Desert provide some telling proof. The pics come courtesy of Whistler, British Columbia-based photographer Owen Perry (aka Circa 1983), who journeyed through the South American country last December, and got more adventure than he bargained for: Featured here are locations in the......read more

Excavation: Paintings by Philip Govedare

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Altered landscapes of the American West, as seen from above

If you've been a SHFT reader for any length of time, you know by now that we have a minor obsession with aerial photography, samples of which have been featured on this site many times. The aerial perspective offers a whole new way of seeing the earth, one that illuminates features of both natural and manmade environments in a way that's not possible from the ground. That's why we always choose......read more

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