I’ve been infatuated with aerial photography for some years now. With drones popping up left and right, there’s no shortage of aerial images out in the world.
But there’s something about Bernhard Lang’s photos that transports you to a surreal fantasy world frozen in time. He’s a master at showing the delicate balance of both beauty and human destruction in his work.
Bernhard Lang calls Munich home and he’s spent the last 20 plus years as a successful commercial photographer. It’s only been 7 years since he decided to branch out and experiment with aerial photography, seen in his Aerial Views series. This project has taken many forms across locations from southern european landscapes, winter tundras and coal mines.
“In my photos, you see things that are different and sometimes revealing, because you don’t usually see it from this (uncommon) perspective”
One of the themes that comes through in the Aerial Views series and is prominent throughout a lot of Lang’s work is the relationship between man and the environment. He plays with form, patterns and geometry found in nature; the balance of beauty and impact in his images is powerful.
From his perspective, sometimes 5000 ft in the air, Lang’s photography can transport you to an alternate universe where you are a giant above ants in the world below. It’s a universe where you can appreciate the colors, patterns and beauty of everyday life from above.