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Flight Series is a collection of bird’s eye aerial photographs of basketball courts by NZ photographer Petra Leary. Her second solo photography show, she is drawn to urban landscapes such as basketball courts that people passing every day wouldn’t necessarily stop to appreciate the aesthetics of, or get to see or experience from any other angle than underfoot. In essence her technical proficiency in aerial photography allows the subject matter that is traditionally banal into a completely superhuman representation. Everyday experiences of these concrete public spaces that are so often taken for granted are suddenly seen from above, a viewpoint usually reserved for birds, or planes in flight - Petra’s work allows a superhuman experience into the everyday.