Tarmac, Uruguay

Tarmac at Carrasco Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay.


Limited edition of 8 (All formats combined)


4 / 8

« We were on our way to photograph the rock of Gibraltar. The control tower had given us the go-ahead and we were on some taxiway, a little route along the takeoff runway.
Yann told me to stop where we were. For twenty minutes, he photographed while I tried to explain to air-traffic control why were parked on a thoroughfare. Well, he’s just looking at something… because as far as i was concerned we were in the middle of nowhere; how do you explain to air-traffic controllers in such a sensitive place that we’d spent all this time just photographing the tarmac!
It was when the photographs were developed that i finally understood. »

Helicopter pilot Wilfried Gouer about Yann Arthus-Bertrand during a flight above Gibraltar in 2002.


It is a silver photography. His original slide is stored by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris.


Original work of Yann Arthus-Bertrand limited to 8 copies. The prints are made exclusively by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris under the control of the artist himself.

Tirage signé, image pleine

Digital print made by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio. Canon IPF 9400 Ink-jet printer, pigmentary ink, printing on acid free 100% cotton fibre paper (Museo Silver Rag)

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All our frames are made to measure and hand-made. The wood chosen for the frames is cut directly and assembled as a function of the work and painted as chosen.
For the signed prints, the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio offers three choices of frame : dark wood, wood painted white, wood painted black.
It is possible thereafter to choose a frame with glass or a frame with non-reflecting glass.


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For any requests relating to framing please send an email to : atelier@yannarthusbertrandphoto.com

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