Satellite images of our world are incredible on their own. But artist Federico Winer has taken aerial photography to a new level by portraying planet Earth as a mesmerising kaleidoscope of geometric patterns and colours.
Winer’s new series, Ultradistancia, is a collection of natural and man-made landscapes that were captured not by travelling the world, but by scouring Google Earth’s database. Once a satellite image grabs his eye, Winer plays around with different magnitudes and perspectives, then tweaks the image’s colour and luminosity until a beautiful, distorted fantasy-scape emerges.
Winer was happy to share some of his works with Gizmodo. They’re a good reminder that you can take incredible trips across the Earth without travelling very far at all: