Most of us don’t see anything particularly interesting in the environment that surrounds us every day. But if we change the perspective, we can suddenly turn ordinary into extraordinary. And what changes perspective better than aerial photography? So, photographer Milan Radisics took his drone and turned Spanish farmlands into abstract images that look like they were painted by Picasso, Miró or Dalí.
Perhaps you remember Milan Radisics’ project Water.Shapes.Earth, a collection of images showing how water has shaped our beautiful planet. While he was traveling the world taking photos for this project, the road took Milan to Spain. While he traversed the hilly countryside of Spain near Zaragoza and Toledo, he noticed photogenic sceneries formed by the backs of mountains and dried out streams. They had become farmland, but the local farmers aren’t aware of the abstract formations their work has created. They are only visible from the sky, but the photographer immortalized them with his drone and the project SUR/REAL LANDS was born.
The resulting photos look like abstract paintings, with work of nature and humans turned into a work of art. And as a viewer, it’s up to you to decide what you’re seeing: one-million-year-old geology, Surrealism from the early twentieth century, the mankind’s everyday struggle, or a prediction of future droughts:
“If this is truly how nature is, then could it be that we do not create art, since we already live in a realm or art that we have simply not noticed?”
The series contains 40 photos in total, and we bring you some of them below. They are also available in limited editions in Faur Zsofi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, and you can see more of Milan’s work on his Instagram here and here, as well as on his website.