Or perhaps human patterns. Any way it is very interesting what a curious and sensitive eye can see from above. Another reason to go to London.
Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is best known for his large-scale images of landscapes altered by industry. An exhibition of his new work Salt Pans, a series photographed from the air above the Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, India, is on show in London.
Often from an aerial perspective Burtynsky’s pictures have a painterly, abstract quality. This shot, taken in 2012, shows the Thjorsa River in Southern Region, Iceland.
The project documents a disappearing landscape. The geometric patterns detail the network of wells and vehicle tracks made during the extraction of hundreds of tonnes of salt from the area.