Toytown housing developments, miniature golf courses, model aeroplanes – a new exhibition scales our world down, reducing us to the size of ants. Alex McLean, one of the world's top aerial photographers, is being shown in London for the first time.

A licensed pilot, MacLean photographs landscapes, architecture and leisure complexes from his Cessna 182 carbon fibre aeroplane. The resulting pictures are beautiful and thought-provoking as they investigate man's footprint on the environment. His work records changes brought about by human intervention and natural processes, from vast agricultural patterns to city grids.

Aerial Perspectives by Alex MacLean is on show until 29 March at Beetles + Huxley, 3-5 Swallow Street, London W1B 4DE.

Ocean City Amusment Park, Ocean City, MD 2011
Ocean City Amusement Park, Ocean City, Maryland, 2011
Bathers In Wave Pool, Orlando, Florida, 1999
Bathers In Wave Pool, Orlando, Florida, 1999
Over Ramps, Albuquerque, NM 2008
Over Ramps, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2008
B-52 Bone Yard, Tuscon, Arizona, 2012
B-52 'Bone Yard', Tuscon, Arizona, 2012
Floating Daisy Docks, Chicago, IL 1990
Floating Daisy Docks, Chicago, Illinois, 1990
Dinghies Clustered Around Dock, Duxbury, MA 1993
Dinghies Clustered Around Dock, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 1993
Marias River Drainage and Pivot Irrigator, Loma Area, MT, 2012
Marias River Drainage and Pivot Irrigator, Loma Area, Montana, 2012
Shipping Containers, Portsmouth, VA 2011
Shipping Containers, Portsmouth, Virginia, 2011
Phelps Dodge Large Open Pit Mine and Tailings III, Bagdad, AZ 2005
Phelps Dodge Large Open Pit Mine and Tailings III, Bagdad, Arizona, 2005
Flower Fields, Lompoc, CA 2013
Flower Fields, Lompoc, California, 2013
Desert Housing Block, Las Vegas, NV 2009
Desert Housing Block, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2009
Golf Oasis in Desert Hills, Las Vegas, NV 2009
Golf Oasis in Desert Hills, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2009
Community Pool Without Community, Las Vegas, NV 2009
Community Pool Without Community, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2009
Staking Out Territory, Livorno, Italy, 2007
Staking Out Territory, Livorno, Italy, 2007
Marked Territory, Viareggio, Italy 2010
Marked Territory, Viareggio, Italy, 2010
Brightly Painted Houses, Burano, Italy 2010
Brightly Painted Houses, Burano, Italy, 2010