For more than 25 years, the photographer, who initially studied geology, has been very deeply dedicated to photographing the surface of our planet – the forces of Nature which form the Earth. His seemingly abstract aerial images, in which high quality photography and science unite, have been received with great excitement by international audiences.
His extraordinary views on landscapes, especially his images of 'the Earth from above‘, have been published by renowned international art book publishers such as PRESTEL and PHAIDON. He has received multiple international awards for his work.
Public galleries in many European countries present Bernhard Edmaier’s images of the Earth at individual and group exhibitions. Natural history museums exhibit his highly unconventional landscape images attracting and inspiring large international attendance.
"… he discovers the earth in a new way, for himself and for us. …the pictures are amazing, pictures we’ve never seen before. Pictures that tell us in a special way of the power of nature and of the transience of time… Edmaier’s pictures are hyper-concrete and at the same time enchantingly abstract. They are like a hymn to the beauty of nature….like a song announcing the magnificence of our planet."
Kulturweltspiegel, ARD (German Television)
„ ... Oversize is the right way to see these landscapes and the effect is overwhelming.“
New York Times, USA
„Bernhard Edmaier raises the art of aerial photography to new hights. His images are hauntingly impressionistic, even as they display a clarity of tone and texture that recalls the sharp-focus realism of Eliot Porter ... “
Natural History Magazine, USA
" ... in Edmaier’s images ….. shapes and forms wrestle with one another, lines strive against surfaces, rivers of colour gush, layers come off in flakes, contours dissolve and contours rupture …. Over and over again, the images switch between turbulent emotion and sober documentation. It is a double play, which Edmaier has a masterly command of."
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany
„The print of time on the skin of the earth. Splendid.“
GEO Paris, Frankreich
„ ... Bernhard Edmaier has given us a new perspective to natural landscapes .... The deep beauty of these scenes cries out for stewardship ... “
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in LIFE Magazine, USA
"He portrays the decay, freezes the movements which have continued for millions and millions of years - the photographer Bernhard Edmaier glances at our Earth as if he were looking through God’s eye. And shows the Earth as it has been creating itself."
Der Spiegel, Germany
"There are many good landscape photographers, but none of them tries, in such a radical way as Edmaier, to capture our planet's functional principles in aesthetically perfect images."
NATUR & KOSMOS MAGAZIN, Germany
„ .... Bernhard Edmaier's nature photography reminds of action paintings - geology becomes a special field of art history .... “
foto Magazin, Germany