this is truly plotz worthy - this is phenomenal - - addition: oh, let us think about all the tiresome comparisons between photography and painting: the two major points being - portrait lighting in photography which quite often uses the best one light Rembrandt style source or the truly awful work, the worst of the worst, when people take a pretty pedistrian landscape, nature image and apply some kind of paint stroke filter to it…(shudder) - these images by Maisel actually get into the realm of Rothko, Morris or the large field works of Diebenkorn…it’s the truly alien view, so far out, so distant that all the usual resonance of familiarity is gone… not just gone, but irrelevant - we don’t see the land, the green, the fields, we see the color the lines, the blocks, we are looking down with the distance of a deity - as in The Day The Earth Stood Still. .
David Maisel is a San Francisco based photographer creating some of the best aerial photographs around. Check out the link below for more from his fantastic series “Terminal Mirage.”
“Terminal Mirage” - Jaw-Dropping Aerial Photography