German photographer Klaus Leidorf is an aerial archaeologist who likes to observe the human artifacts from a bird’s eye view. Perched at the window of his Cessna 172, he crisscrosses the skies above Germany, capturing images of farms, cities, industrial sites, and whatever else he discovers along his flight path. Since the late 1980s Leidorf has shot thousands upon thousands of aerial photographs and currently relies on the image-stabilization technology in his Canon EOS 5D Mark III which is able to capture the detail of single tennis ball as it flies across a court. Collectively the photos present a fascinating study of landscapes transformed by the hands of people - sometimes beautiful, sometimes frightening. (src. Colossal)
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Born in Tokyo in 1948, painter Morimura Ray graduated from Tokyo Gakugei University and began his career as a painter using abstract, geometric forms, later turning to woodblock printmaking.
According to his profile description in Wikipedia France, his early career as a non-figurative artist has a deep influence on his successive work, since the forms of trees, agricultural fields, houses and other elements are still created through an optimal disposition of triangles, squares and other geometric elements.
His drawings are based on “unnatural”, “flat” perspectives: often depicted from an high vantage point, they never aim to distinguish the figure from the background. Realism is not an issue, textures and hues are given great importance, and every element appears to have the same weight in the composition.