ALEX MACLEAN: AERIAL PERSPECTIVES

Alex MacLean: Aerial Perspectives

03 March - 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.

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

OVER RAMPS, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, USA, 2008

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DIRECTIONLESS LOBSTER BOATS, TREMONT, MAINE, USA, 2008 by ALEX MACLEAN (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

DIRECTIONLESS LOBSTER BOATS, TREMONT, MAINE, USA, 2008

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DESERT HOUSING BLOCK, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA, 2009 by ALEX MACLEAN (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

DESERT HOUSING BLOCK, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA, 2009

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GOLF OASIS IN DESERT HILLS, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA, 2009 by ALEX MACLEAN (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

GOLF OASIS IN DESERT HILLS, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA, 2009

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DESERT OVERLAY, KINGMAN NORTH, ARIZONA, USA, 2009 by ALEX MACLEAN (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

DESERT OVERLAY, KINGMAN NORTH, ARIZONA, USA, 2009

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COMMUNITY POOL WITHOUT COMMUNITY, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA, 2009 by ALEX MACLEAN (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

COMMUNITY POOL WITHOUT COMMUNITY, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA, 2009

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CONCENTRATED SOLAR, CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA, USA, 2009 by ALEX MACLEAN (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CONCENTRATED SOLAR, CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA, USA, 2009

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PARKING LOT MAPLE PLANTINGS, EAST ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, 2010, USA by ALEX MACLEAN (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PARKING LOT MAPLE PLANTINGS, EAST ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, 2010, USA

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WHITE TRAIN CARS, LINDEN, NEW JERSEY, USA, 2010 by ALEX MACLEAN (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

WHITE TRAIN CARS, LINDEN, NEW JERSEY, USA, 2010

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BRIGHTLY PAINTED HOUSES, BURANO, ITALY, 2010 by ALEX MACLEAN (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

BRIGHTLY PAINTED HOUSES, BURANO, ITALY, 2010

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ATLANTIC CITY STEEL PIER, ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY, USA, 2010 by ALEX MACLEAN (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

ATLANTIC CITY STEEL PIER, ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY, USA, 2010

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MARKED TERRITORY, VIAREGGIO, ITALY, 2010 by ALEX MACLEAN (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MARKED TERRITORY, VIAREGGIO, ITALY, 2010

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UMBRELLA TERRITORY, CAMAIORE, TUSCANY, ITALY, 2010 by ALEX MACLEAN (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

UMBRELLA TERRITORY, CAMAIORE, TUSCANY, ITALY, 2010

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EVENING AT VIAREGGIO, VIAREGGIO, ITALY, 2010 by ALEX MACLEAN (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

EVENING AT VIAREGGIO, VIAREGGIO, ITALY, 2010

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OCEAN CITY AMUSEMENT PARK, OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND, USA, 2011 by ALEX MACLEAN (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

OCEAN CITY AMUSEMENT PARK, OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND, USA, 2011

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SHIPPING CONTAINERS, PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA, USA, 2011 by ALEX MACLEAN (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SHIPPING CONTAINERS, PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA, USA, 2011

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LOADED COAL TRAIN CARS, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, USA, 2011 by ALEX MACLEAN (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

LOADED COAL TRAIN CARS, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, USA, 2011

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FREE SWIM, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, 2012 by ALEX MACLEAN (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

FREE SWIM, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, 2012

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POOLSIDE TANNING, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, 2012 by ALEX MACLEAN (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

POOLSIDE TANNING, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, 2012

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FLOWER FIELDS, LOMPOC, CALIFORNIA, USA, 2013 by ALEX MACLEAN (Born 1947) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

FLOWER FIELDS, LOMPOC, CALIFORNIA, USA, 2013

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