SEEN FROM THE AIR
Sep 21, 2017
Kacper Kowalski. “Untitled”, 2016.
Kowalski (Poland, 1977) started his career as an architect, though very soon he shuttles towards the field of aerial photography. The fact that he, himself, is a pilot is a remarkable advantage for his work, to which he is now exclusively devoted. He lives in Gdynia, a port town of northern Poland, and he takes the major part of his images in his native country. Kowalski’s photographs have been awarded World Press Photo (2009, 2014, 2015) and Picture of the Year International (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), among many others.
Pere Soler. “The Art of Algae”, 2014.
The Spaniard Pere Soler has also stood out as an aerial photographer. He earned much international celebrity after he was awarded in 2015 one of the mentions in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, which the Natural History Museum of London organises every year. This aerial snap of the Cadiz Bay, entitled “The Art of Algae”, conveys the beauty of a natural phenomenon that every Spring takes place in this region of Cadiz.
Navid Baraty. New York, 2013.
Navid Baraty educated as an engineer, but he quitted this path to pursue his authentic passion: photography. Even though he works with several genders within this discipline, some of his most outstanding images are the aerial pictures of the city. This author has received much recognition and he was awarded several times. One of his most remarkable achievements is that he was selected by Apple to develop an artistic project linked to the opening of the new Apple Store in Jiefangbei, China.
Bernhard Lang. “Harbour 001”, 2014.
The photographer Bernhard Lang shoot this amazing aerial pictures tied to the low part of an ultra-light plane. Since 2010 he works exclusively as an aerial photographer. This image, taken in Germany, is able to convey, though it may seem paradoxical, the geometric beauty of an industrial scenario. Lang won numerous awards for his work, and he also counts on several solo exhibitions all around the globe.