John Griebsch               
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Balancing abstraction and realism, my work is a depiction of familiar landscapes, as seen
from an alternative viewpoint;  the earth as seen from above.   My series of aerial photographs, AERIAS, show grand scale, fine detail and often, a painterly sense of composition.  I work with ambiguity of scale and the strong graphic quality of nature, and with the hand of man on nature.   


 I have logged nearly a quarter of a million miles in my vintage single engine Cessna in pursuit of aerial photography as a fine art.  


My images present a sense of selective design applied to an extremely small but significant area of the vast landscape over which I fly.  I find the need to make geographical
sense of the earth, as well as the need to make visual sense of a photograph.