Patterns and shapes are brought into stark relief in these aerial photos by Kacper Kowalski

Photographer Kacper Kowalski shot these photographs from aerial views inside his native Poland. His carefully composed photos in the series titled Above & Beyond highlight the lines and shapes that cut across a landscape and transform it into an abstract representation of the region.

As the gallery states, “Trained as an architect, Kowalski walked away from that career to pursue his twin passions: photography and flying. In Above & Beyond, Kowalski uses these talents to explore the ideal environment: Is it untouched, virgin land or a landscape that has been altered and adapted to suit our needs?”

Above & Beyond is currently being exhibited at the Curator Gallery in New York City. The show will run until May 30. [h/t juxtapoz.com]

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