Aerial photos of New York by photographer Jeffrey Milstein taken from an altitude of 1,000–2,000 feet, using high-resolution camera equipment to capture views from a helicopter. The distance is far enough that you can discern patterns in the urban streetscape which is invisible at ground level.
I like to compose graphic images. My background as an architect wants symmetry and straight lines so I have to be in close communication with the pilot in trying to get exactly where I want. I like to ponder how things are created and from above you can see how the geography of the landscape affects the arrangement of roads and residential and commercial building sites and understand more about why the city looks the way it does. You can also see the hand of the architect in planned developments in ways you never can from the ground.On view at Benrubi Gallery July 9–August 22.