Josef Hoflehner/ Josef Hoflehner

Austria 1955

Photography

www.josefhoflehner.com

Josef Hoflehner
Josef Hoflehner
Male
Austria
1955

Josef Hoflehner is an Austrian artist known for his stunning, mostly black-and-white, landscape photographs taken in some of the most remote and forbidding areas of the world; including Antarctica, India, Singapore, Vietnam, Zanzibar, China, Japan, Malaysia, Yemen, and Iceland, to name a few.

Japan

Josef Hoflehner - Tokyo Tower II - Tokyo, Japan, 2009 - Yoyogi - Tokyo, Japan, 2012 - copyright © Josef Hoflehner
Josef Hoflehner – Tokyo Tower II – Tokyo, Japan, 2009 (Left) / Yoyogi – Tokyo, Japan, 2012 (Right)

Born in 1955 in Wels, a city in Upper Austria, Hoflehner purchased his first camera when he was twenty years old. For the past four decades he has been traveling the world creating his inimitable photographs. His work revolves around capturing cities or entire countries in such a way as to bring out some unspoken quality of the place not picked up by the naked eye in real-time.

American Landscapes

Josef Hoflehner - Waikiki Beach, Study 2, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2014
Josef Hoflehner – Waikiki Beach, Study 2, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2014

The artist especially loves to photograph wide-open spaces where one can see the horizon unimpaired, such as coastlines or deserts. One of his most famous series of work titled Jet Airliner depicts mostly high-key photographs of low-flying passenger planes over a public beach on the island of St. Maarten in the Caribbean Sea. The beach is located near international airport, so the passengers jet roar as low as four meters above the heads of sunbathers. Created between 2009 and 2011, the series is often described as one of the most original photographic series ever created.

Jet Airliner

Josef Hoflehner - Jet Airliner #70 (Left) - Jet Airliner #69 (Right)
Josef Hoflehner – Jet Airliner #70 (Left) – Jet Airliner #69 (Right)

Hoflehner published more than ten books of his work and received several awards including Nature Photographer of the Year 2007.

He has participated in numerous exhibitions and art fairs at galleries throughout the world including Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria; Local Galeria, Mexico City, Mexico; Joseph Bellows Gallery, San Diego, California, USA; Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium; Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, Colorado, USA; Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, UK; Galeria Valid Foto, Barcelona, Spain; Galerie Monika Mohr, Hamburg, Germany; Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York City, USA; AD-Galerie, Genolier, Switzerland, among others. In 2010, the Swedish Museum of Photography in Stockholm hosted his first museum solo-exhibition.

He is represented by Toronto-located Stephen Bulger Gallery.

Vietnam

Josef Hoflehner - Mangrove Tree - Vietnam, 2007 (Left) / Abandoned Hut - Vietnam, 2012 (Right) - copyright © Josef Hoflehner
Josef Hoflehner – Mangrove Tree – Vietnam, 2007 (Left) / Abandoned Hut – Vietnam, 2012 (Right)

Paris

Josef Hoflehner - La Tour Eiffel, Study 6 - Paris, France, 2006 (Left) / Port des Champs-Elysees - Paris, France, 2008 (Right)
Josef Hoflehner – La Tour Eiffel, Study 6 – Paris, France, 2006 (Left) / Port des Champs-Elysees – Paris, France, 2008 (Right)

India

Josef Hoflehner - Mosque and Birds - India, 2007 (Left) - Exodus I - India, 2007 (Right) - copyright © Josef Hoflehner
Josef Hoflehner – Mosque and Birds – India, 2007 (Left) / Exodus I – India, 2007 (Right)

Josef Hoflehner lives and works in Wels, Austria.

Featured image – Water Walk (detail) – Japan, 2007
All images courtesy © Josef Hoflehner

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Josef HoflehnerGalerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, AustriaSolo
2015Josef HoflehnerLocal Galeria, Mexico City, MexicoSolo
2015Paris-PhotoParis, FranceGroup
2015Art SouthamptonSouthampton, NY, USAGroup
2015Paris-Photo Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA, USAGroup
2014Josef HoflehnerJoseph Bellows Gallery, San Diego, CaliforniaSolo
2014Josef HoflehnerYoung Gallery, Brussels, BelgiumSolo
2014Josef HoflehnerOpen Shutter Gallery, Durango, Colorado, USASolo
2014Josef HoflehnerActe 2 Galerie, Paris, FranceSolo
2014Josef HoflehnerChateau de l'Hermine, Vannes, FranceSolo
2014Paris-PhotoParis, FranceGroup
2014ViennafairVienna, AustriaGroup
2014Art SouthamptonSouthampton, NY, USAGroup
2014Paris-Photo Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA, USAGroup
2014AIPAD New YorkNew York City, USAGroup
2014SP ArteSao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2014Photomarket FotografiskaStockholm, SwedenGroup
2013Josef HoflehnerParis-Photo (Solo-Show), Paris, FranceSolo
2013Josef HoflehnerWerkhallen, Bonn, GermanySolo
2013Josef HoflehnerGalerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, AustriaSolo
2013Josef HoflehnerMichael Hoppen Gallery, London, EnglandSolo
2013Art MiamiMiami, USAGroup
2013Paris-PhotoParis, FranceGroup
2013ViennafairVienna, AustriaGroup
2013Art RioRio de Janeiro, BrazilGroup
2013SP Arte, FotoSao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2013Art SouthamptonSouthampton, NY, USAGroup
2013MIA Milan Image Art FairMilano, ItalyGroup
2013AIPAD New YorkNew York City, USAGroup
2013SP ArteSao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2013Art DubaiDubai, UAEGroup
2012Josef HoflehnerGaleria Valid Foto, Barcelona, SpainSolo
2012Josef HoflehnerGalerie Monika Mohr, Hamburg, GermanySolo
2012Josef HoflehnerActe 2 Galerie, Paris, FranceSolo
2012Josef HoflehnerBonni Benrubi Gallery, New York City, USASolo
2012Josef HoflehnerAD-Galerie, Genolier, SwitzerlandSolo
2012Josef HoflehnerSt Regis Mardavall, Mallorca, SpainSolo
2012Cities & PeopleMuseum Manege, St Petersburg, RussiaGroup
2012Wudang Mountain Photo FestivalWudang Art Museum, Wudang, Hubei, ChinaGroup
2012Sultans of SilverThe Empty Quarter Gallery, Dubai, United Arab EmiratesGroup
2012Overture MiamiMiami, USAGroup
2012Paris-PhotoParis, FranceGroup
2012ViennafairVienna, AustriaGroup
2012Hong Kong Art FairHong Kong, ChinaGroup
2012AIPAD New YorkNew York City, USAGroup
2012Art ParisParis, FranceGroup
2012Photo L.A.Los Angeles, CA, USAGroup
2011Josef HoflehnerAtelier Jungwirth, Graz, AustriaSolo
2011Josef HoflehnerRheingalerie, Bonn, GermanySolo
2011Josef HoflehnerLocal Galeria, Mexico City, MexicoSolo
2011GroupBonni Benrubi Gallery, New York City, USAGroup
2011MeisterwerkGalerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, AustriaGroup
2011The Toronto ShowStephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, CanadaGroup
2011Art MiamiMiami, FL, USAGroup
2011Kunst ZurichZurich, SwitzerlandGroup
2011Paris-PhotoParis, FranceGroup
2011Art HamptonsBridgehampton, NY, USAGroup
2011Selection Art FairBasel, SwitzerlandGroup
2011SP ArteSao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2011Madrid FotoMadrid, EspanaGroup
2011Art by GenevèGeneva, SwitzerlandGroup
2011AIPAD New YorkNew York City, USAGroup
2011The Armory ShowNew York City, USAGroup
2011Arte Fiera BolognaBologna, ItalyGroup
2011Photo L.A.Los Angeles, USAGroup
2010Josef HoflehnerGalerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, AustriaSolo
2010Josef HoflehnerStephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, USASolo
2010Josef HoflehnerActe 2 Galerie, Paris, FranceSolo
2010Josef HoflehnerAD-Galerie, Genolier, SuisseSolo
2010Various PlacesGalerie Camera Work, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010Sacred SightThe Empty Quarter Gallery, Dubai, United Arab EmiratesGroup
2010Paris-PhotoParis, FranceGroup
2010Madrid FotoMadrid, EspanaGroup
2010SP ArteSao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2010Art by GenevèGeneva, SwitzerlandGroup
2010AIPAD New YorkNew York City, USAGroup
2010Photo L.A.Los Angeles, USAGroup
2009Josef HoflehnerBonni Benrubi Gallery, New York City, USASolo
2009Josef HoflehnerGaleria Hartmann, Barcelona, SpainSolo
2009Josef HoflehnerGalerie Monika Mohr, Hamburg, GermanySolo
2009Josef HoflehnerEckhart Gallery, The Hague, HollandSolo
2009Josef HoflehnerYoung Gallery Knokke, Knokke, BelgiumSolo
2009Josef HoflehnerJohn Cleary Gallery, Houston, USASolo
2009Josef HoflehnerGalerie 206, Berlin, GermanySolo
2009Josef HoflehnerBrucie Collections, Kiev, UkraineSolo
2009Public DomainStephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2009Picturing NatureGalerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, AustriaGroup
2009GlobetrottingBonni Benrubi Gallery, New York City, USAGroup
2009Photo MiamiMiami, USAGroup
2009Paris-PhotoParis, FranceGroup
2009Arte LisboaLisbon, PortugalGroup
2009FotoWeek DCWashington, USAGroup
2009Art TorontoToronto, CanadaGroup
2009PIP FestivalPingyao, ChinaGroup
2009Madrid FotoMadrid, EspanaGroup
2009AIPAD New YorkNew York City, USAGroup
2009The Armory ShowNew York City, USAGroup
2009Photo L.A.Los Angeles, USAGroup
2008Josef HoflehnerStephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, USASolo
2008Josef HoflehnerTao Evolution Gallery, Hong Kong, ChinaSolo
2008Josef HoflehnerYoung Gallery, Brussels, BelgiumSolo
2008Josef HoflehnerGalerie Albrecht, Munich, GermanySolo
2008Photo MiamiMiami, Florida, USAGroup
2008Paris-PhotoParis, FranceGroup
2008Art Int'l ZurichZurich, SwitzerlandGroup
2008AIPAD New YorkNew York City, USAGroup
2008Art DubaiDubai, EmiratesGroup
2008HK Art WalkHong Kong, ChinaGroup
2008Photo L.A.Los Angeles, USAGroup
2007Josef HoflehnerAtlas Gallery, London, EnglandSolo
2007Josef HoflehnerGalerie 206, Berlin, GermanySolo
2007Josef HoflehnerGalerie Camera Work, Berlin, GermanySolo
2007Josef HoflehnerStephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, USASolo
2007AIPAD MiamiMiami, Florida, USAGroup
2007Paris-PhotoParis, FranceGroup
2007Photo LondonLondon, EnglandGroup
2007AIPAD New YorkNew York City, USAGroup
2007Photo L.A.Los Angeles, USAGroup
2006Josef HoflehnerAtlas Gallery, London, EnglandSolo
2006Photo MiamiMiami, Florida, USAGroup
2006Photo New YorkNew York City, USAGroup
2006Photo San FranciscoSan Francisco, USAGroup
2006Photo LondonLondon, England Group