The most ordinary-seeming roofs, Alex MacLean discovers, in fact function as graffiti repositories, farms, pools, restaurants, observation decks - and at the right angle, which he has a knack for finding (with the aid of a helicopter), as beautiful art." New York magazine"
Organic farms, swimming pools, even a vintage plane: New York's skyline has hidden delights, as aerial photographer Alex MacLean discovered." The Independent"
If you've ever wondered who has the most splendid roof in New York, the most lushly planted, the prettiest pool, etc., your curiosity may be appeased thanks to photojournalist Alex MacLean, who has documented seemingly every roof worth shooting in the city." Wall Street Journal"
Gorgeous... Up On The Roof focuses on the amazing top-floor world of New York City we may be vaguely aware of but rarely see, from swimming pools to eco-spaces, swanky bars to empty stretches, it's a fascinating compendium of stunning sky-high imagery." It's Nice That"
Compelling and revealing... Mr. MacLean was described almost 20 years ago in The New York Times Magazine as 'an artist and a sociologist.' Cumulatively, his pictures of New York illustrate a city that has intuitively understood for a long time the value of a 'green roof,' and seems poised to exploit the potential." The New York Times"
Breathtaking, dreamy... MacLean captures New York from the sky, rife with everything from playgrounds to hydroponic farms." The Daily Beast"
A new world of outdoor space and opportunity far above the fast-paced chaos of the city below... Brilliant." AnOther magazine"
These NYers are really roofin' it... Aerial photographer Alex MacLean captured a rare bird's eye view of these little slices of heaven in his new book, Up on the Roof." NY Post