Yann Arthus-Bertrand in flight over Hong Kong

Yann Arthus-Bertrand in flight over Hong Kong

Renowned French photographer and environmentalist braves a super typhoon to shoot Hong Kong

Photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand, responsible for such iconic images as the Heart in Voh, New Caledonia, was in Hong Kong for a session of aerial photography on October 21.

That was the day Super Typhoon Megi was blasting through town. Arthus-Bertrand had the enormous task of shooting from a helicopter whilst a typhoon signal no. 3 was hoisted. 

Despite the bad conditions, the 64-year-old Frenchman made several flights, some of which were with a young brain cancer patient whom Arthus-Bertrand taught to shoot aerial photography. The event was organized by the Make a Wish Foundation, Sino Group and Olympian City and Art in Hong Kong to coincide with Arthus-Bertrand's "Earth From Above" photography exhibition at Olympian City.

We accompanied Arthus-Bertrand on one of his helicopter rides as he attempted to capture the view of the New Territories from far above ground.

Earth From Above

Photography exhibition by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
October 20-December 26, 2010
Open daily, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Open Piazza, G/f, Olympian City 2, Kowloon, Hong Kong