On The Beach
John Griebsch is an aerial photographer. Each of John’s images have been shot while he is flying over the land – yes, he is both the pilot and the photographer! All of the works are of the Earth from Above.
Balancing abstraction and realism, my work is a depiction of familiar landscapes, as seen from an alternative viewpoint; the earth as seen from above. My series of aerial photographs, AERIAS, show grand scale, fine detail and often, a painterly sense of composition. I work with ambiguity of scale and the strong graphic quality of nature, and with the hand of man on nature.
I have logged nearly a quarter of a million miles in my vintage single engine Cessna in pursuit of aerial photography as a fine art.
My images present a sense of selective design applied to an extremely small but significant area of the vast landscape over which I fly. I find the need to make geographical sense of the earth, as well as the need to make visual sense of a photograph.
John’s images have an abstract quality to them – he works with ambiguity of scale and a strong graphic quality of nature.