How the City Looks When You're Hanging Out of a Helicopter Above It

Aerial photographer Jason Hawkes spends an outsized amount of time hanging out of the open door of a twin-engine helicopter. Your nightmare is his living—he's been shooting from the sky since 1991. And over on Sploid, he shares some of his latest work, including images from London's Shard and NYC's New York Times building.

New York and London are the cities of the future

Our old friend Jason Hawkes just sent us his new aerial work. New York and London always look different through his lenses.

The perfection and sheer beauty of his landscapes always leave me in awe—especially knowing how hard is to capture these crystal-clear images hanging out the door of a twin-engine helicopter.

Jason Hawkes specializes in aerial photography since 1991, working worldwide for companies like Rolex, Microsoft, HP, Citi, Siemens, Red Bull, Nike, Coca Cola, Nokia, BT, HSBC, NatWest, Ford, American Airlines, Toyota, Smirnoff, Mitsubishi, Samsung, National Geographic, O2, and BP. He has also published over 40 aerial photographic books for publishers such as the BBC, Random House, Dorling Kindersley and Harper Collins. You can buy his books in Amazon and from his web site.

You can follow Jason's work on his blog, Facebook and Twitter.

This is part of a series in which we are featuring futuristic, alien-looking or just plain awesome images of landscapes, cityscapes, and objects. If you are a photographer with such work, please drop me a line here.

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