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Hawkes Over London

Posted by Patrick Burgoyne, 3 October 2007, 15:35    Permalink    Comments (14)

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Photographer Jason Hawkes has been up in his helicopter again, producing a stunning set of images of London at night.

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London-based Hawkes has specialised in aerial photography since 1991. In that time he has produced over 25 aerial photographic books, and his advertising and design clients include brands such as Nike, HSBC, Ford, American Airlines, Rolex, Toyota, Smirnoff, Mitsubishi and BP. These images were all shot this year, from a twin squirrel helicopter (which looks like this in case you're interested).

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Hawkes has two more books, Hawkes Eye View London and Hawkes Eye View Britain, out shortly published by AA.

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14 Comments

Amazing photography,it wouldn't be half this nice if it was taken by day. I specially like the photo of the football pitches as I used to play football in a place just like that in London every Thursday night, somewhere around Shepperd's Bush.
André Breda
2007-10-03 20:03:47


wow! I'm most impressed by the sharpness in his images. At night? In a moving, vibrating, vehicle? I would be interested in hearing about his technical specs - camera, lens, etc.
jabez
2007-10-04 02:51:09


I presume that this is HDR?
mister plastik
2007-10-04 08:54:50


very nice, indeed.
akrok
2007-10-04 18:06:43


Five out of seven photos of "London" actually of Canary Wharf and the City financial district where the lights burn all night in empty offices and no-one cares about their carbon footprint. He's no fool this boy. Those banks have our money to burn to buy photos like that for their boardrooms and exhibition stands. There's a lot more to London than this.
Terry Miles
2007-10-11 22:35:45


Interesting points from from Terry Miles, still an achievement from a helicopter though.

For a more unique take on light pollution and a change from the usual 'empty urban spaces at night type fair' take a look at Spots-of-Time
http://www.spots-of-time.co.uk
Henry Iddon
2007-10-31 20:09:38


One word, Stunning!

Are any of this on sale?
Regards
Mimi
Mimi
2007-11-02 08:29:52


VERY GOOD PICS ...REALY LONDON IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CITY IN THIS UNIVERSE ... I WAS IN LONDON BEFORE TOW YEARS
RAZA
2008-06-30 22:56:59


Beautiful photos!
I love them!
Norbert
2008-09-29 00:35:33


Picture 5 - Great shot of the kink in the Thames and the panorama of the Isle of Dogs.
Harry Flowers
2008-10-31 09:48:44


I have Jason's book; "Over London--A Century of Change" and am amazed every time I look at it. If his other books (which I am seeking out!) are as good as that one and these pictures they will be /are Wonderful! Thanks Jason!Is Ian Evans still your Pilot? He LOOKS like a Pilot should look!
retiredscot
2009-01-31 20:52:46


london is a BEAUTIFUL city but ahvaz in iran is better than london
amin
2010-05-09 10:26:15


brilliant photography there is no place like London
shingai Murahwa
2011-08-03 12:10:03


Spectacular stuff!! London by night is a portrait of life which is fancied by all but lived by few. These pictures express my thought most elequently.
Anand Ashani
2012-11-15 13:59:03


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