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.