Aerial Photographer – New York and New Jersey

I recently had the opportunity to fulfill a dream of mine: photograph Manhattan from the air. I’ve always been fascinated with tall buildings and New York City. From the Top of the Rock and the Empire State Building the views are incredible. I have always thought “If I could just get a little higher…”

Shooting from a helicopter requires a good pilot and an intimate knowledge of your camera gear. There isn’t much room for extra weight and there are no doors when flying. Dropping a lens would be heartbreak 🙂

We photographed a few areas over Northern Sea Bright for a private client, and enjoyed the views of Sandy Hook. The heart of the city was by far my favorite sight. All those buildings! All those people. And here I was with the best view in town, camera in hand. I’ve always loved the World Trade Center and have marveled at the new towers going up. They are a beacon of hope and freedom and I often stop and stare from the shores of Jersey as well as the busy city streets of New York while in town.

Please enjoy a few outtakes below and then head on over to Offset Images to see a larger set.

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About Ryan Struck

I am a self-taught Brooklyn based photographer. Earning a BA in History allowed me to investigate the things that have occurred in the world of which I knew nothing about. In that same spirit, photography allows me to be curious about the world and what surrounds us. I enjoy saving poignant moments through a visual medium, documenting lifestyle often fulfills this need quite nicely. I love what I do. When not at home shooting I can be found traveling in search of surf and inspiring natural lighting. My desire to capture images that help viewers imagine the instant the shutter clicked fuels my passion to combine beautiful light, people and places.
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1 Response to Aerial Photographer – New York and New Jersey

  1. So lucky. So jealous. Congratulations on fulfilling a lifelong dream. Wonderful shots.

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