Here is where the urban planning nerd in me emerges — Christoph Gielen‘s bird’s eye snaps of varied man-made sprawl has something entrancing about it, right? Whether you focus on the symmetry, asymmetry, or the homogenous nature of these structures, there is no denying that the artist has a point of view on land use and development. The German born, New York based photographer aims to trigger a reevaluation of our built environment, begging the question of what kind of development can be considered sustainable. This body of work depicts mostly Arizona, California, Nevada, and Florida — states who are very much in environmental situations that require exploring the subject.

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