For the past nine years, Bernhard Lang has been leaning out of helicopters to take photos. Starting with more natural subjects, like deserts and tulip fields, the German photographer has since pivoted to a man-made creation – and, unusually, one of those rare man-made creations that isn’t actively destroying everything else. For his Solar Power Plants series, Lang travelled across the United States and hovered above the wonderful light-drinking panels dotted across the desert landscape. Like renewable energy, the series is a gift that keeps giving: pure abstract composition in some places, credulity-stretching sci-fi scenes in others.
For more solar panels, write to your local MP (or head to Lang’s website just for the photos).