Introducing Bernhard Lang
Since 2010, German artist Bernhard Lang been developing a very unique style in the field of aerial photography:...
Since 2010, German photographer Bernhard Lang has dedicated himself to aerial photographs.
It all started on a Munich to Tokyo flight as he was flying over Siberia. Through the window, 10 000 metres up, Bernhard Lang contemplated the patterns in the landscape as seen from the air “These all looked like paintings to me.”
Today, Bernhard Lang travels the world in a helicopter or ultralight-plane in search of remarkable landscapes which visibly have been shaped by man. The artist strives to show us the world from a fairly unusual viewpoint. “ Seen from above things really do look different.” : The beach umbrellas along the Adriatic, the freight containers in Bremen’s sea port or the greenhouses in Spain form quite unexpected geometric shapes and become much more interesting when viewed from above. An artist seldom views things from such a high viewpoint. With these aerial views, Bernhard Lang is trying to render the impact of human activity even more visible. Although the artist has a very aesthetic angle on what he contemplates and photographs, he does also try to make us more conscious of man’s impact on nature, which is more apparent viewed from the sky.
Over the last five years, his work has been recompensed by different international awards. In particular he won first prize in the International Photography Awards in the ‘Abstract’ category for his series ‘Mar del Plastico' taken from above the greenhouse agriculture in Andalusia as well as the Sony World Photography Awards for his series ‘Adria’ taken along the Italian coastline.