If you live and work in a big city, you’re probably always looking for small ways to escape, however momentarily, from the daily grind. We’ve been feeling particularly embedded in city life recently, so when we caught a glimpse of Stephan Zirwes’s amazing aerial photography over at But Does It Float, we were immediately blown away. Zirwes’s photography slips between simple, if beautiful, aerial shots of landscape and something more akin to textural portraits of space, the points of recognition blurring until all the viewer sees is movement and color. So if you’re looking for an escape, you’ve found it: go straight up. Click through to see some of our favorites from his portfolio, and be sure to check out his website for even more (we recommend full screen viewing).