The above works are aerial photographs, some at taken at extreme altitudes, by Stephen Zirwes. Soccer fields, lone skiers, cargo holds, sun bathers and more all get the birdseye treatment. They are beautiful in their abstraction, some reminiscent of works by Color Remix artists from the ’60’s, others vividly stark and contemporary. While some of the lone figure shots remind me a little too much of the work of Richard Misrach, Stephen’s pieces covering construction, shipping and other industries are completely refreshing.
I recommend everyone take a few minutes and view his portfolio here.