Alex MacLean's fascinating aerial photos reduce our world to the size of toys. Following the hugely popular exhibition of his work at Beetles+Huxley in 2015, The Print Room is proud to present its latest online exhibition: Alex MacLean, Aerial Perspectives II.

Alex MacLean
Universal Studios, Pedestrian Walks and Amusement Rides II, Orlando, Florida, USA, 1999Alex MacLean/courtesy The Print Room

A fully licensed pilot, MacLean uses his Cessna 182 carbon fibre aeroplane to explore the world from a bird's eye view. His beautiful and thought-provoking aerial images investigate man's impact on the natural world. His photos reveal the patterns that exist in farms, coastal resorts and housing developments.

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. His business specialising in aerial photography for architects, designers, planners and environmentalists developed into a private artistic practice.

Beetles+Huxley gallery director Giles Huxley-Parlour says, "Alex is a remarkable artist whose beautiful pictures make one reflect on development, globalisation, and humankind's impact on the environment. Aesthetically beautiful, and often epic in composition, the pictures are made even more extraordinary by the singular way in which he captures them."

Alex MacLean
Housing Labyrinth, Clark County, Nevada, USA, 2009Alex MacLean/courtesy The Print Room
Alex MacLean
Orange Tulip Strip, Rutten, Netherlands, 2015Alex MacLean/courtesy The Print Room
Alex MacLean
Hay Bale Circle, Tacoma, Washington, USA, 2005Alex MacLean/courtesy The Print Room
Alex MacLean
Stacked Interchange at I-17, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 2004Alex MacLean/courtesy The Print Room
Alex MacLean
Flamingos Taking Flight, Rosolina, Veneto, Italy, 2009Alex MacLean/courtesy The Print Room
Alex MacLean
Desert Landing Pad, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, 2004Alex MacLean/courtesy The Print Room
Alex MacLean
Sprinkler Heads in Wastewater Treatment Pond, Panama City, Florida, USA, 2007Alex MacLean/courtesy The Print Room
Alex MacLean
Iron Ore Piles, Duluth, Minnesota, USA, 2014Alex MacLean/courtesy The Print Room
Alex MacLean
Orchard and Vineyard Snow Shadows, Bolton Massachusetts, USA, 2013Alex MacLean/courtesy The Print Room
Alex MacLean
Tide Line, Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA, 2013Alex MacLean/courtesy The Print Room
Alex MacLean
Dry Land Farming Strips and Low Spots, Chugwater, Wyoming, USA, 2008Alex MacLean/courtesy The Print Room
Alex MacLean
Housing Development at Different Stages, Henderson, Nevada, USA, 2005Alex MacLean/courtesy The Print Room
Alex MacLean
Desert Passage, Mohave County, Arizona, USA, 2005Alex MacLean/courtesy The Print Room
Alex MacLean
Marked Territory, Viareggio, Italy, 2010Alex MacLean/courtesy The Print Room

Aerial Perspectives II is on show online at The Print Room until 10 August 2016. The images are for sale. Click here to see more.