Alex MacLean

Editorial & Advertising

Alex MacLean's photographs have appeared in numerous books and on magazine covers. His work has appeared in hundreds of publications including Domus, GEO, Life Magazine, Le Monde, The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Globe Magazine, and Architectural Record. He is available for editorial assignment work, or we will be happy to conduct a search of our stock images to help you locate the perfect image to accompany an article, book text, or advertising copy.

Over the years, MacLean has established a library of well over 500,000 photographs. Coverage includes the continental U.S., Canada, Europe, and Africa. Views of prominent locations from close in and afar, for example, the U.S. Capitol Building by itself or in the context of L'Enfant's master plan for Washington, D.C. Our images illustrate ideas and concepts that can be seen best from an aerial perspective, e.g. bottlenecked traffic, clear-cuts, farming techniques, landfills and settlement patterns. Strong emphasis on social and environmental issues, e.g. suburbia, urban blight, and land development. We have an abundant selection of conceptual and abstract patterns that could also serve to illustrate ideas or to provide interesting backgrounds. If you are you are looking for something in particular, please contact us, we can start a custom search through our archives for your location. Or, you can search through our online archive here:

The key to a successful photo shoot or file search is clearly understanding what the art buyer wants to say with the photograph and knowing how it is going to be used. With that information, we can produce images that work for you.