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Playing by Alex S. MacLean Captures How American's Let Loose

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: alexmaclean and fastcodesign
There are many ways how American's let loose when not in school or the office and Playing by Alex S. MacLean, a pilot and photographer based in Lincoln, Massachusetts, is a photo series that focuses on many of these places. From amusement parks and outdoor pools to basketball courts and children's playgrounds, there were no shortage of spaces to photograph.

What sets Playing by Alex S. MacLean apart from other similar photo projects is the fact that he was able to capture them from high up in the sky. The aerial shots really add an abstract element to these common spaces, which encourages people to view them in different ways. It also helps visualize concepts. MacLean says, "Sports terms like out-of-bounds, foul ball, and home run have integrated into our everyday thinking. Play is sort of a reenactment of real life.”