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Stephan Wirwes has managed to offer a whole new perspective on aerial photography, we chat to the snapper

They might look faked, but they’re not. Stephan Wirwes has managed to offer a whole new perspective on aerial photography. The angle at which he’s shot these strange and idiosyncratic pieces is so perpendicular to the ground that he gives his landscapes a new flatness. They also pose interesting questions about the aesthetics of order and disorder. Notice the similarity between cars, parked in a mass, take on the appearance of binary or machine code, while the chaotic placement of a shanty town mirrors that of a muddy traffic jam. A fascinating collection of photographs from the German artist at this photography-only gallery in DIFC.

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