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Jeffrey Milstein
Aerial shot of the Empire State Building
ABOVE AND BEYOND

Photos: New York and Los Angeles as seen from the sky

By Thu-Huong Ha

Big cities endear themselves to people in different ways. In a series by photographer Jeffrey Milstein, he captures his own New York and LA: steel and neon laid over a geometric network of streets. Captured from 1,000 to 2,000 feet above the two cities, these photos offer up the familiar, in a new light.

In a statement for LANY, Milstein’s new show, running concurrently at Benrubi Gallery in New York and Kopeikin Gallery in LA until Aug. 22, he writes, “I was interested in documenting the patterns, layering, and complexity of cities, highlighting airports, container ports, recreational facilities, and residential and commercial developments, all of which grow organically over time and are connected by roads and arterial highways like a living organism.”

Jeffrey Milstein
Stuyvesant Town, New York, NY
Jeffrey Milstein
Times Square, New York, NY
Jeffrey Milstein
Statue of Liberty, New York, NY
Jeffrey Milstein
Torrance, Los Angeles
Jeffrey Milstein
Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles
Jeffrey Milstein
Empire State Building, New York, NY
Jeffrey Milstein
East 46th Street and Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Jeffrey Milstein
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Jeffrey Milstein
Park La Brea, Los Angeles
Jeffrey Milstein
Marina del Rey, Los Angeles