Elle Decoration features editor Louise McCann wonders about people in high places keeping an eye on the earth.
Today’s blog features two books about aerial perspectives on the world, so I thought I’d work with this trend and visit Google Earth , virtually venturing to one of my favourite places on the planet – the Molteno Reservoir below Table Mountain – just 5 minutes away from our office in Cape Town.
Small Planet – Naoki Honjo
Japanese photographer Naoki Honjoâ€™s book Small Planet shows his photographs of cities and natural scenery which are taken from high above, then miniaturized and manipulated until they look like miniature models of real-life scenes:
A pigeons-eye view of Trafalgar Square in London. Â© Naoki Honjo
Tokyo City, Japan. Â© Naoki Honjo.
Swimming Pool, Tokyo. Â© Naoki Honjo.
Containers, Tokyo. Â© Naoki Honjo.
Small Planet can be can be ordered through Photoeye.
Eyes Over Africa – Michael Poliza
The magnificent Eyes Over Africa shows aerial photographs by Michael Poliza, taken on an epic helicopter adventure from the north to the south of Africa.
…and I think to myself, what a wonderful world that Big Brother is watching.