When photographer Gerco De Ruijter set out to reveal "the Dutch culturally defined landscape"—a hard regiment of efficiency, gridded out by urban and rural planners—he came up with a beautiful aerial representation of abstract patterns. The series, entitled Baumschule, was captured using kite photography and curiously enough, a fishing rod.
Here's how he did it: "On top of the fishing rod is a 2.5" x 2.5" camera with a wide-angle lens. A self-timer is adjusted to give me enough time to telescope the rod and maneuver the camera above the subject. The frame of the image begins in front of my own shoes and measures roughly 30' x 30'."
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Gerco de Ruijter's Baumschule series will be up until April 10th at the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam in the Netherlands.
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