federico winer captures hypnotizing aerial views of architecture + urban landscapes federico winer captures hypnotizing aerial views of architecture + urban landscapes
feb 08, 2015

federico winer captures hypnotizing aerial views of architecture + urban landscapes

federico winer captures hypnotizing aerial views of architecture + urban landscapes
all images courtesy of federico winer

 

 

 

landmark architecture and urban landscaping becomes shapes and geometries in buenos aires-based photographer federico winer‘s ‘ultradistancia’ series. winer transports viewers across all corners of the globe, allowing them to vicariously travel on google earth ‘trips’ from airports to highways and famous cities. aerial photography sourced from satellites sees stations, neighborhoods, routes, and houses turn into kaleidoscopic compositions. it is from this vantage point that an observer can truly understand the winding pathways of an airport terminal, the twisting roadways we drive on everyday and the complex layouts of historic cities.

federico winer satellite views architecture hypnotizing urban landscape
an aerial view of central park in new york is enhanced by the color green

 

 

 

a landscape format allows a horizontal reading of the image, enhanced through the digital interplay of color and luminosity. the series distorts our perception of the earth surface, where common landmarks resembles paintings and topography is visualized through a spectrum of color. winer considers the notions of movement and travel as a sort of paradox — ‘there are many ways of traveling — with the body, with the mind, moving physically or not’ he says. ‘the long google earth trips I embarked on were directed to track shapes and forms, starting from simple curiosity and cultural references, then meticulously hovering over geographies until something attracted my attention.’

federico winer satellite views architecture hypnotizing urban landscape
the aerial vantage point shows the complexities of our urban surroundings

federico winer satellite views architecture hypnotizing urban landscape
a parking lot becomes a pattern

federico winer satellite views architecture hypnotizing urban landscape
winding airport routes are visualized from above

federico winer satellite views architecture hypnotizing urban landscape
train station architecture, from above

federico winer satellite views architecture hypnotizing urban landscape
a town is described by its circular urban design

federico winer satellite views architecture hypnotizing urban landscape

federico winer satellite views architecture hypnotizing urban landscape

federico winer satellite views architecture hypnotizing urban landscape
airplanes parked at their terminal

federico winer satellite views architecture hypnotizing urban landscape
a city street is laid out as a grid

federico winer satellite views architecture hypnotizing urban landscape
suburbia: same-sized houses are stacked row-upon-row

federico winer satellite views architecture hypnotizing urban landscape
rows of planes like up for operation

federico winer satellite views architecture hypnotizing urban landscape
a nearly-full parking lot looks like a pair of lungs

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