Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a French photographer
of numerous collections such as "Man and Beast
", "The French
", "Cats and Dogs
", and most famously "Earth From Above
", a stunning collection of photographs
, and the product five years of aerial shooting.
In his own words the collection is "a geographical and historical portrait of our planet which is first and foremost an ecological testimony.
Yann's photos are remarkable for their feeling for light and colour, their technical skill, but most importantly for the clear passion and love for the subject matter.
The range is enormous: Field systems, coral reefs, desert dunes, ice flows, mangroves, mud flats, and almost always, a tiny, nearly imperceptible human figure almost vanishing against the vast expanse of the landscape that surrounds him. Philosophy in photographs.
He is the reason there are icebergs in my living room.