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See New York City Icons Captured From Above in These Stunning Photos

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Prolific aerial photographer George Steinmetz has captured a series of breathtaking images of all five boroughs of New York City in his new book, New York Air: The View From Above. Hyperallergic first reported on the release, his fourth book so far. His previous efforts have also focussed on aerial photography from different parts of the world.

For his latest book, Steinmetz traveled all over the city in a three-seat helicopter over the course of 2015. He captured photos of some of the most prominent locations in the city, and also photographed some of the little seen sights such as a picture of Hart Island, the potter's field in the Bronx, according to Hyperallergic.

Just some of the imagery to look forward to include photos of the High Line, Central Park, the 9/11 Memorial, The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, The New York City Marathon, The U.S. Open (Tennis), and the Statue of Liberty.

Steinmetz regularly photographs for National Geographic, and has also had his pictures featured in the New Yorker and the New York Times.

For his first book, African Air, Steinmetz spent most of his time on a motorized paraglider, picturing different parts of the continent over a ten year period.

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New York Air: The View From Above [Amazon]
· From a Helicopter, a Photographer Finds Novel Angles on NYC [Hyperallergic]
· In Focus Archives [Curbed]