It was a privilege to welcome Alex S. MacLean back to the Jay Estate this past weekend. Alex is an internationally acclaimed fine art aerial photographer whose portfolio includes exhibitions all over the world, ten published books, and numerous honors including a Prix de Rome Award in Landscape Architecture. His aerial images are beautiful, provocative and often painterly. They document the impact of humanity on our planet and its limited resources. Alex’s deft selection of urban, agricultural and sylvan vistas invite discussion about development patterns which affect our economic and social well-being. His images can be whimsical while also sounding a more serious note about our relationships to climate change.
Our members had the chance to meet him at the opening of his exhibit “Shorelines and Greenscapes” which was recently installed in the Jay Mansion. After a tour of his large canvases, he recounted how he melded his undergraduate and graduate studies in architecture and planning at Harvard University with a love of flying and photography into a prolific and stimulating career. A wine and cheese reception followed.
Learn more about Alex at http://www.landslides.com.