Los Angeles born, New York-based photographer Jeffrey Milstein offers an aerial view of domestic airports in his new aptly titled series “Flying.” The series is a culmination of his background that consists of architecture, aircraft piloting and graphic design, in addition to photography. Milstein’s camera first took to the skies in 2005, when he photographed the underside of aircrafts to produce his series “AirCraft: The Jet as Art.” Milstein captures the geometry of airfields from above to appear two-dimensional. As of now, the photos remain unidentified, perhaps to playfully invite viewers to see if they can correctly guess. Supposedly, New York’s JFK recurs prominently.
Milstein’s photographs have been exhibited and collected throughout the United States and Europe, and are currently represented in the USA by Paul Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles and Bonni Benrubi Gallery in NYC; and in Europe by Young Gallery in Brussels and Ego Gallery in Barcelona. His photographs are in the collections of the George Eastman House, the Portland Museum of Art, Akron Art Museum, Bank of America Collection, Musée de l’Elysée, and the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY and New Paltz, among others. Jeffrey’s photographs have been published in Men’s Vogue, European Photography, American Photo, Eyemazing, Die Ziet, Wired, PDN, Esquire, and Condi Naste Portfolio. Abrams published Milstein’s aircraft work as a monograph in 2007, and Monacelli is publishing his extensive body of work from Cuba as a monograph in April 2010.