Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s Amazing Aerial Photography!

Posted on August 8, 2014


aerial-photography-yann-arthus-bertrand-20Since the first ever aerial photograph taken by Gaspard-Felix Tournachon (aka Nadar) in 1858 which was of the ‘Arc de Triomphe’ in France from a hot air balloon. The ability to capture imagery has since  rapidly increased, however not commonly without a plane’s wing in shot… Which is why I find aerial photographers like this a breathe of fresh air.aerial-photography-yann-arthus-bertrand-3Previously I admired the works of German photographer Klaus Leidorf, a 50 year old aerial archaeologist (Click here to see his work) who created beautiful aerial photography with such fine attention to the formal elements and their arrangement, specifically looking at the more linear aspects of his shots. However, without further ado, allow me to introduce you to another aerial photographer whose really caught my sense of adventure and curiosity.

aerial-photography-yann-arthus-bertrand-4Following in the footsteps of Nadar, french photographer, Yann Arthus-Bertrand creates absolutely wonderful and joyful aerial photographs looking more at the obscurities from the sky instead of your straight forward store bought picture perfect landscapes. You can see through many of his shots that an element that plays crucial to his works composition is the way he frames his shot, optimising the strongest of elements to draw the viewers attention towards these striking images.


When Bertrand isn’t in the air taking photographs he’s working hard as the founder of the world first press agency that specialises within aerial photography which is named, Altitude Agency. When asked about his work he says that he wants his pictures to speak out to people about the state of our planet, being a highly involved environmentalist and activist himself. The Earth really does look stunning in his photos. Don’t you think?



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