Britain from the air: The nation’s landscapes as we rarely see them

The large-scale photos will be arranged along a 16-metre Ordnance Survey map which allows visitors to explore the exact location of each one, part of a national initiative to reconnect people with their landscapes through self-guided walks.

In anticipation of the launch, Crane explained: “We all love views from the air and this is a way of looking at landscapes that reveal shapes that we can’t see at ground level. Once you raise yourself above the landscape, patterns start emerging.”

Here, we reveal an exclusive preview of some of the exhibition’s photographs. Commenting on the selection, Crane remarked on the unlikely similarities between Spaghetti Junction, Longleat Maze and Southend-on-Sea’s rollercoasters, all constructed for very different reasons and with very different materials, but forming similar patterns that are revealed from above. He also explained that the images will force us to think hard about what we use our landscape for.

One of the most

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