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Delve Into "The Possibilities of Perception" with Satellite Photo Art by ULTRADISTANCIA

Delve Into "The Possibilities of Perception" with Satellite Photo Art by ULTRADISTANCIA
Delve Into "The Possibilities of Perception" with Satellite Photo Art by ULTRADISTANCIA, Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers
Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers

Hovering high above the earth's surface and presenting a serenely distant view of the terrain we inhabit, ULTRADISTANCIA is the latest photographic project from Argentinian artist, academic, and veteran traveller Federico Winer. The experimental series uses "the marvelous screens of Google Earth" to present stunning images of environments both built and natural.

Learn more about the project and view selected images after the break.

Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers + 38

Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers
Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers

ULTRADISTANCIA allows users to "[take] infinite tours over our planet," depicting a breadth of sites from across the globe. Forty vivid and geometric images provide viewers with an unconventional perspective of the earth, allowing the human eye a glimpse of that seen by the lens of computer cameras.

Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers
Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers

"We can see there the thin edge between the alteration of the landscape by the action of man and the very power of nature that leaves it negligible," said Winer, "What the human eye sees, from satellites and computers or from the lens of a camera, is always a way of seeing."

Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers
Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers

The series has been met with widespread acclaim, described by The Huffington Post as a "whimsical understanding of travel...[that turns] the world into a petri dish of colors and shapes that requires no migration at all".

Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers
Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers

ULTRADISTANCIA is set to tour galleries in 2015, with prints available for purchase by collectors, galleries, and architecture firms.

Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers
Courtesy of Federico Winer @Google Earth and satellite data providers
Cite: Patricia Arcilla. "Delve Into "The Possibilities of Perception" with Satellite Photo Art by ULTRADISTANCIA" 24 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/623778/delve-into-the-possibilities-of-perception-with-satellite-photo-art-by-ultradistancia/> ISSN 0719-8884
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