Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Aerial Photography

Born in Paris, France on March 13, 1946, Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a world-renowned photographer specializing in aerial photography. He didn’t fully realize his talents as a photographer until he was older (early thirties), spending three years in the late 70s, in Kenya living with the Massai tribe and studying the behaviour of a pride of lions. He thus discovered a new passion for photography and the beauty of landscapes when observed from above in hot air balloons. He understood the power of a picture and how to communicate using this means.
Below you will find a small sample of his incredible work, along with a short biography of Yann, and his thoughts on various concepts and ideas, enjoy!

Tasmania, Australia


Masai Mara National Park – Kenya, Africa


Machu Picchu, Peru


Coal Mines in South Africa


Jengish, Kyrgyzstan


Easter Island, Chile


Suburbs of Copenhagen, Denmark


Shali, Egypt


Fraser Island Dune – Australia


Favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Pena, Portugal


Stockholm, Sweden


Paris, France


Hashima Island, Japan


Walled City of Dubrovnik, Croatia


Gullholmen, Sweden


Palm Jumeirah – Dubai, UAE


Pigeon Houses – Mit Gahmr Delta, Egypt


Suburbs – Denver, Colorado


Los Angeles Freeway, California


Solar Plant – Andalusia, Spain