Josef Hoflehner (born 1955) is an Austrian photographer known for his black-and-white landscape images. He was voted Nature Photographer of the Year 2007, and his photographs are regularly exhibited in New York City, Los Angeles, Paris, London and other world cities. He is also known for his "Jet Airliner" project.
Each of Hoflehner’s photographs achieves a perfection of composition that seems to defy the possibility that it could ever be seen any other way. Gripping in their ultimate solitude and the unexpected natural beauty they capture, Hoflehner's photographs take his earthly subject matter to raise it to an almost mythical level, defining the essence of the place. In these rare and elusive moments, thenatural and the man made are brought together in a poetic interplay of light and shadow, emptiness and structure.
Josef Hoflehner is represented by leading photography art galleries. Hoflehner’s exquisite silver gelatin prints are found in a constantly growing number of public, private and corporate collections around the globe; notable collections include Polo Ralph Lauren, AT&T, Fidelity Investments, French banking giant Societe Generale and GAP/Banana Republic. Josef has exhibited worldwide, he was voted Nature Photographer of the Year 2007 and is set to release the fourteenth monograph of his work in Fall 2012.