Klaus Leidorf (Germany) - Aerial Photography

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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Change of Weather, Peter Latz, Munich, 2005. Temporary exhibition garden for the Federal Gardenshow.

“The garden is one of 12 so called “Cell Gardens” bordered by gravel banks. The theme of the cell is taken up by a self-contained turbine-like figure and a special climate:

120 high-pressure nozzles produce light and milky veils of mist between vertical slabs of white Jura limestone. An airflow is caused by the regular curves of the stone walls, moving to the central point and creating a compact pillow of fog above slabs arranged in layers at the deepest point of the garden.”

Photo: Klaus Leidorf