Florian Schulz

Photographer | Filmmaker | Speaker

Florian Schulz has dedicated his life to documenting the natural faces of our planet. Aiming his cameras at Earth’s last wilderness areas has led him to the farthest reaches of the globe. Using his talent for visual storytelling he hopes to inspire action to preserve Earth’s wild virtue. He is constantly striving to meet the next challenge, to embark upon the next adventure. Ultimately seeking to transport his viewers into nature, acting as an ambassador for the natural world.

Specializing in wildlife and conservation photojournalism, the quality of Florian’s work is reflected in the widespread recognition he has received. His photographs have been published in magazines such as National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, and GEO, and he has won numerous awards for his photography, including ‘Environmental Photographer of the Year’. But these prizes have never been his motivation. His tireless efforts to document and protect wilderness areas are fueled by an honest commitment to our environment and a love for the natural world.  

Florian is a devout advocate for wildlife corridors, coining the phrase “freedom to roam” and founding the Freedom to Roam project. He aims to expand the new conservation movement for wildlife corridors, just like the creation of Yellowstone as the first national park – he envisions the establishment of national corridors as an idea to spread around the world.

In recent years, Florian has devoted his focused on the Arctic – as it is one of the fastest changing and threatened ecosystems on Earth. His determination to portray this land and its diversity of creatures has drawn him through many challenges, hardships and dangers. What does it take to spend weeks camping in sub-arctic conditions? Or to lug camera equipment for miles through black swarms of monster mosquitos? To leave your family with two little boys for months on end? As a father his work has taken on a new meaning. He hopes that his images can play a role in keeping the last wild places alive, for the next generation to experience.

Timeline

Highlights of a career

2019 | NANPA Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year 2019
2019 | filming for BBC Blue Planet Live

In the Blue Planet Live Series Chris Packham, Liz Bonnin and Steve Backshall explore our oceans and its wildlife, to find out how marine life is coping in the face of increasing environmental pressure.

2018 | Florian featured in the Nikon 100 campaign
2017/ 2018 / 2019 | Nat Geo Live Tour
since 2016 | film project in Baja California

Florian was commissioned to produce a feature film about Baja Californias wildlife.

2015 | Exhibition Freedom to Roam in Italy
2015 | birth of his second son Silvan
2015 | Coffee table book | The Wild Edge
2015 | Arctic Exhibition in the US and Mexico
since 2014 | film project about Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

To help to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), Florian was commissioned to produce a feature film about this unique region. He used some RED 6 & 8K cameras, a Phantom High Speed camera, sliders, cranes, Cineflex and Shotover systems and of course the good old tripod.

2014 | Coffee table book | Jäger des Lichts
2013 | Expedition along the Aleutians and to Iliamna, Alaska
2012 - 2013 | Nikon D600 - Chasing the Light
2012 | Coffee table book | To The Arctic

The English edition of the coffee table book "To The Arctic" is published by Braided River to accompanying the same-named IMAX movie. Shortly after that, the German edition of the book "Ein Jahr in der Arktis" is published by the National Geographic.

2011 | birth of his first son Nanuk
2011-2012 | expeditions to Greenland & Svalbard
2010 | Visions of The Arctic campaign

Together with EARTHJUSTICE, Florian creates the Visions of the Arctic campaign to protect  Arctic Alaska. Part of the campaign is a lecture tour and an exhibition.

2010 | RAVE-Expedition in den Great Bear Rainforest
2009 | RAVE-Expedition Yucatan, Mexico
2008 | B2B-Project

Initiieren des Freedom to Roam Projektes "Baja to Beaufort" (B2B).

2007 | El Triunfo RAVE-Expedition

RAVE-Expedition des iLCP in das El Triunfo Bioshärenreservat im Südosten Mexikos.

2007 | exhibition | Yellowstone to Yukon

Florians Wanderausstellung "Yellowstone to Yukon – Freedom to Roam" wird im Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle, USA eröffnet.

2006 | exhibition | American Natural History Museum

Eine Auswahl von Florians Bilder zum Thema Wildtierkorridore wird in einer Gemeinschaftsausstellung in New York ausgestellt.

2005 | First coffee table book | Yellowstone to Yukon
2000- 2005 | expeditions to Africa, Alaska, Canada, USA and Mexico

 

 

since 2000 | professional Nature Photographer
1974

grown up in southern Germany

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"Photography is not my job, it is my passion. It is a way of life that goes far beyond the brief moment of triggering the shutter..." - Florian Schulz

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