Arthus-Bertrand in Helsinki

Yann Arthus-Bertrand over Helsinki – photo from Helsingin Sanomat

I’ve been really enjoying browsing through some fantastic aerial photos by celebrated French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand. He has an extensive summer exhibition, Earth From Above, in Helsinki, including a World Map spread out in Kamppi Square. One of many currently on display in Europe and beyond, the exhibition contains 120 large aerial images of different corners of the world. Upwards of 50 million people have seen it before it reached Helsinki.

Arthus-Bertrand is also captured in action (above photo) as he took the opportunity to fly over Helsinki for more aerial photos.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s website Earth from Above shows over 200 photos out of 300,000 taken in over 150 countries! You can select which country to view, such as his native France ( wow, I did not know France looked like that! ). There are a only a few (yet!) of Finland and Canada. And there are even more of his projects and working methods to view at his very extensive website, so do go and enjoy!

Heart in Voh, New Caledonia – Yann Arthus-Bertrand

June 22, 2005 in Finland, Estonia & Finno-Ugric, Photography by Marja-Leena