Exxon Refinery

PhotographerJeffrey Milstein
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyStudio 331
City/CountryWoodstock, United States
Photo Date2015
Entry Description

A recent and ongoing series of photographs shot from the air showing the patterns, layering and complexity of cities, and the circulation patterns for travel, such as waterways, roads, and airports that grow organically over time much like a living organism. Ever since I was a teenager I was fascinated by the views of the earth from above. I got my pilot’s license when I was 17, and flew around Los Angeles taking pictures of the city. Now many years later I have returned to the air with much more sophisticated equipment to document the amazing patterns of cities from the air.

About Photographer

Woodstock, NY-based Jeffrey Milstein was born in the Bronx in 1944. He received a degree in architecture from UC Berkley in 1968, and practiced as an architect before turning to photography in 2000. Milstein?s passion for flight led to his well known typology of aircraft photographed from below while landing, presented in a year long solo show at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in 2012. In recent years Milstein has reversed the direction of the camera creating award winning unique aerial images of man-made landscapes that are iconic and emblematic of the modern world.