Travel & Pictorial

London from the Air

Combining an architect’s eye with low-flying, aerial views, Milstein shows London’s charm, beauty, and iconic buildings in wonderful and breathtaking photographs.

By shooting with the newest high-resolution cameras while leaning out of helicopters, Milstein offers us a new take on familiar architecture and landscapes. His award-winning work brings a fresh and unexpected view of the city. Granted unusual permission to bypass the strict laws around aerial photography over the capital city, Milstein treats us to views that otherwise would not be seen, and this new book fills a gap of more than fifteen years of aerial photographs of London.

Milstein’s distinctive style—straight down—brings London to life in a way that is impossible to imagine from street level: from the Thames snaking through the heart of the city to Buckingham Palace, the British Museum, the City of London business district, Canary Wharf, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, and the magical symmetry of roads and beloved green commons.

London from the Air is sure to be treasured by anyone who loves the city by the Thames.

About The Author

Jeffrey Milstein is a photographer, architect, and pilot. His photographs have been exhibited and collected throughout the world, and have been featured in publications such as the New York Times, the Atlantic, Time, Esquire, Fortune, Harper’s, Vanity Fair, GEO, GQ, Paris Match, Liberation, Graphis, and Die Zeit. He has won numerous awards, including Graphis Gold Awards, and has been featured on CNN and CBS. His work is in the collections of museums including the Scottish National Galleries, LACMA, George Eastman Museum, Musée de l’Elysée, Portland Art Museum, Akron Art Museum, and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where he had a yearlong solo show. His work has also been featured in a show called Civilization, which has been traveling the world. His other books include Paris from the Air, LA NY, Aircraft, Cuba, and Small Dreams. He lives in Woodstock, New York.

  • Publish Date: April 16, 2024
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Photography - Subjects & Themes - Aerial
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 8-1/2
  • Pages: 228
  • US Price: $27.50
  • CDN Price: $36.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-9975-3

Author Bookshelf: Jeffrey Milstein