ALEX MACLEAN: AERIAL PERSPECTIVES

Alex MacLean: Aerial Perspectives

03 - 29 March 2014

An artist with a unique perspective - Alex MacLean takes us out of the streets and into the skies, reducing humanity down to the size of a model. A fully licensed pilot, MacLean uses his highly efficient Cessna 182 carbon fibre aeroplane to explore the world recording landscapes, architecture and human behaviour from a bird's eye view. The resulting photographs are thought provoking, yet beautiful, an investigation into humanity's footprint on the natural world. Farming patterns, coastal resorts, military sites and bizarre housing developments are just some of the poignant scenes featured in MacLean's first ever London show.

Alex MacLean graduated from Harvard with a Master of Architecture degree in 1973. His interest in aerial scenes came about through his study and understanding of community and commercial planning from an architectural perspective. Securing his pilot's license just 2 years after graduating, MacLean set up his own business specialising in aerial photography for architects, designers, planners and environmentalists. This quickly developed into a private artistic practice, which has blossomed over thirty years into one of the world's most significant archives of aerial photography.

Alex MacLean has produced 11 books and has continued to consistently win awards for his work, including the 2009 CORINE International Book Award. His work has been shown in galleries around the world and can be found in numerous private, public and university collections. This show aims to display some of MacLean's most striking photographs in celebration of the artist's exceptional contribution to photography.

Then exhibition will be online from 17th March. If you would like advance information then please contact us at the gallery - gallery@beetlesandhuxley.com

HADLEY TOBACCO BARNS, HADLEY, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, 1978 by MACLEAN, ALEX (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

HADLEY TOBACCO BARNS, HADLEY, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, 1978

BAY CHANNEL, FREMONT, CALIFORNIA, USA, 1984 by MACLEAN, ALEX (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

BAY CHANNEL, FREMONT, CALIFORNIA, USA, 1984

RAILROAD TURNTABLE, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, USA, 1985 by MACLEAN, ALEX (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

RAILROAD TURNTABLE, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, USA, 1985

FLOATING DAISY DOCKS, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA, 1990 by MACLEAN, ALEX (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

FLOATING DAISY DOCKS, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA, 1990

B-52, 'BONE YARD', TUCSON, ARIZONA, USA, 1991 by MACLEAN, ALEX (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

B-52, 'BONE YARD', TUCSON, ARIZONA, USA, 1991

MARIAS RIVER DRAINAGE AND PIVOT IRRIGATOR, LOMA AREA, MONTANA, USA, 1991 by MACLEAN, ALEX (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MARIAS RIVER DRAINAGE AND PIVOT IRRIGATOR, LOMA AREA, MONTANA, USA, 1991

WHEAT STRIPS RUNNING PERPENDICULAR TO THE PREVAILING WIND, CONRAD AREA, MONTANA, USA, 1991 by MACLEAN, ALEX (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

WHEAT STRIPS RUNNING PERPENDICULAR TO THE PREVAILING WIND, CONRAD AREA, MONTANA, USA, 1991

DINGHIES CLUSTERED AROUND DOCK, DUXBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, 1993 by MACLEAN, ALEX (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

DINGHIES CLUSTERED AROUND DOCK, DUXBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, 1993

GUILLOTINED B-52 BOMBERS AT THE 'BONE YARD', TUCSON, ARIZONA, USA, 1994 by MACLEAN, ALEX (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

GUILLOTINED B-52 BOMBERS AT THE 'BONE YARD', TUCSON, ARIZONA, USA, 1994

SURFERS BEHIND BREAKING WAVES AT SUNSET BEACH, OAHU, HAWAII, USA by MACLEAN, ALEX (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SURFERS BEHIND BREAKING WAVES AT SUNSET BEACH, OAHU, HAWAII, USA

HIERARCHY OF ROADS, GOODYEAR, ARIZONA, USA, 2004 by MACLEAN, ALEX (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

HIERARCHY OF ROADS, GOODYEAR, ARIZONA, USA, 2004

HOUSING DEVELOPMENT II, BEAVERTON, OREGON, USA, 2005 by MACLEAN, ALEX (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

HOUSING DEVELOPMENT II, BEAVERTON, OREGON, USA, 2005

LOGGING RAFTS, OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON, USA, 2005 by MACLEAN, ALEX (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

LOGGING RAFTS, OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON, USA, 2005

PHELPS DODGE LARGE OPEN PIT MINE AND TAILINGS III, BAGDAD, ARIZONA, 2005 by MACLEAN, ALEX (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PHELPS DODGE LARGE OPEN PIT MINE AND TAILINGS III, BAGDAD, ARIZONA, 2005

PHELPS DODGE LARGE OPEN PIT MINE AND TAILINGS I, BAGDAD, ARIZONA, 2005 by MACLEAN, ALEX (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PHELPS DODGE LARGE OPEN PIT MINE AND TAILINGS I, BAGDAD, ARIZONA, 2005

UP AND DOWN UMBRELLAS, LIDO SPINA, ITALY, 2007 by MACLEAN, ALEX (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

UP AND DOWN UMBRELLAS, LIDO SPINA, ITALY, 2007

STAKING OUT TERRITORY, LIVORNO, ITALY, 2007 by MACLEAN, ALEX (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

STAKING OUT TERRITORY, LIVORNO, ITALY, 2007

BEACH SUNNING, SPIAGGE BEACH, ROSIGNANO MARITTIMO, ITALY, 2007 by MACLEAN, ALEX (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

BEACH SUNNING, SPIAGGE BEACH, ROSIGNANO MARITTIMO, ITALY, 2007

WATER CONNECTION, HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA, 2007 by MACLEAN, ALEX (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

WATER CONNECTION, HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA, 2007

OVER RAMPS, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, USA, 2008 by MACLEAN, ALEX (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

OVER RAMPS, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, USA, 2008