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