What started as a passion project on Instagram for Benjamin Grant garnered more than 460,000 followers. The 27-year-old Villager’s high-definition satellite photographs provide a new perspective on the human impact on landscapes around the world. Grant’s Instagram page, in turn, led to his new, large-format 288-page hardcover book, “Overview.”
Grant’s venture began in 2013 when he launched a space club at his consulting company “as an excuse to bring people together for lunch,” the artist said in a recent interview at The New School, on W. 12th St. While collecting satellite images, he found online to bring to his next club meeting, he became enthralled by the breathtaking, intricate landscapes developed by humans, as viewed from above.