“Zack Seckler | Above” features aerial photography from Iceland, Botswana and South Africa. The exhibition opens at ClampArt on June 27th.
In his mission to capture aerial views of land, sea and wildlife, Zack Seckler flies in tiny, single propeller aircrafts, offering an extraordinary perspective of some of the planet’s most remote locations. Looking down from elevations between 50 and 500 feet, the landscape fades in and out of the recognizable. “That’s what really draws me in,” writes Seckler in the show’s press release, “the line between reality and abstraction.”
For Seckler, shooting from the sky “simplifies the landscape” while also revealing “complexities” of the natural world that are largely hidden from the human eye. The horizonless photographs, which capture zebras, flamingos, seabirds, the occasional human, swirling crystalline seas, and much more, hover in the realm of the magical.
“Zack Seckler | Above”
June 27 – August 9, 2019
Opening Reception June 27