It's often hard to convince people that Olivo Barbieri's aerial photographs are real. They look uncannily like hyperdetailed models, absent the imperfections of reality. Streets are strangely clean, trees look plastic, and odd distortions of scale create the opposite effect of what we expect from aerial photography--a complete overview, like military surveillance
Shallow depth of field makes it look like a macro shot. He's either applied the blur or used a really, really big aperture.
I am more familiar with Toni Hafkenscheid. Weird.