Klaus Leidorf was born on June 5th 1956 in Bonn, Germany. After a few years working as research assistant at the University of Marburg and employee at the Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments, he gave in to his fascination for photography and aviation and got the pilot’s license.
Since 1989 he is flying with his Cessna 172 and takes unusual pictures from the bird’s eye view.
Most of these images were taken in Germany and around Europe, where he spent most of the 8000 flying hours so far. Besides the aerial archeology Klaus Leidorf is also capturing man made graphic shapes and constructs or pure nature from a unique perspective with his exceptional photographs.