Something strange about the image above? Something familiar? Andreas Gefeller, the German photographer, manages the scene one step at a time, laboriously mapping the ground beneath him by pacing across the terrain, carefully snapping as he goes, later to stitch each image together in a satellite view. And there you have it, something as familiar to us all as the cartographic image— a stitching of Google earth or maps (whichever you subscribe to) is making us more and more familiar with the skewed view of mapped manipulation. Everything is flat you see. Go on, take a look at Google Maps. You see that the surface has no real perspective, or should I say only one strange perspective. It's as if we're slipping back to a the pre—perspective paintings of the 13th Century.
But, and this is an interesting but, these are fucking beautiful images and although Gefeller may be a one trick pony, it's fantastic.
Here's some more photos from the series.
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