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From the Air: Visualizing the American Landscape


Motorcycle Racing on Black Ice, Southeastern, MA

Alex S. MacLean is an accomplished fine art aerial photographer based in Cambridge. As a pilot and photographer, Alex MacLean has flown his plane over much of the United States documenting the landscape. Trained as an architect, he has portrayed the history and evolution of the land from vast agricultural patterns to city grids, recording changes brought about by human intervention and natural processes. His powerful and descriptive images provide clues to understanding the relationship between the natural and constructed environments. MacLean’s photographs have been exhibited widely in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia and are found in private, public and university collections.

Algae Between Logs, Longview, Washington

Circular Housing Development, Sun City, Arizona

Dinghies Clustered Around Docks, Duxbury, MA

Dryland Farming Near Shelby Montana

Railroad Turntables, Minneapolis, MN

Stream Interrupts the Harvest Pattern, Cache Valley Area, Utah

Sunset Beach, Surfers Behind Breaking Waves, Oahu, HI

Two-Family Houses in Streetcar Community, Somerville, MA

Vertralla Rooftops, Vetralla, Italy

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