Modern ships can be so immense that you rarely get a chance to see them in their entirety, let alone looking straight down from above. The photographs of Laurent Maes provide such a perspective, showcasing every shapely detail of giant yachts and freighters.
The series is called Shipshape, and it's unclear exactly how Maes creates the images. One thing's for sure, he isn't eager to reveal his process. Maes feels that the mystery of how they are made adds to the enjoyment of the photographs.
Part of that enjoyment is the extreme high resolution, which lets the viewer focus in on the details of each ship, which reveal a whole other level of repeating shapes and patterns. To see more of Laurent Maes's work, check out his website. [Wired]