Klaus Leidorf’s Breathtaking Aerial Photography Transforms Landscapes into Abstract Art

by , 04/14/14
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German photographer Klaus Leidorf has been capturing landscape images across Germany since the late 1980s. He’s now amassed thousands upon thousands of aerial photographs on diverse landscapes from farms to industrial sites. Part documentary and part art, these unique snapshots of everyday life elevates viewers to a world above the ground where life takes on new forms.

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Most impressively, Leidorf uses his knees to steer his Cessna 172 aircraft while taking advantage of Canon’s Optical Image Stabilization to snap crisp and precise photographs out the window. “I’m glad to have this overview of things on the earth,” he said in an interview with Pop Photo. “When I’m flying and see things from above, I don’t care anymore about the small things. It gives me peace.”

+ Klaus Leidorf

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Images via Klaus Leidorf

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  1. Deb Dahlberg Rowland April 15, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Amazing pictures!

  2. Sara Fattori April 14, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Dedication and love of our earth!

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