Born in Toronto and raised in Williams Lake British Columbia, Louis Helbig is an Ottawa-based artist specializing in aerial photography. He is a commercial pilot and a self-taught photographer. His work has been exhibited throughout North America and is held in collections in North America, Europe and Asia. His images have been published throughout the world.

His background includes professional roles with different public, NGO and private organizations in Canada and abroad including the Government of BC, Foreign Affairs Canada, CUSO and Sharp Wings. He has an MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics and represented Canada as a member of its National Cross Country Ski Team.

Louis Helbig’s imagery is complex and contradictory. One critic has described his work as teetering between documentary and abstract. He has been both commended and criticized for how he depicts various subjects, finding beauty in the mundane as well as the controversial.

Contact Louis Helbig directly to purchase limited edition prints, to organize public speaking engagements, for media requests, to commission images or to discuss the Sunken Villages or Beautiful Destruction Alberta Tar/Oil Sands projects

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Louis Helbig

1-149 Patterson Avenue
Ottawa, ON, K1S 1Y4

613 263 0264

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