I've always loved hanging out of helicopters shooting the scenes below. My first published photograph was an aerial shot when I was 17 years old after I was lucky enough get a ride on a Military Helicopter. I blogged about the experience here and was hooked on the view from above from then on.
Most of my professional life has been shooting editorial and advertising work - portraits and location work photographing everyone from Fortune 500 CEOs and British Prime Ministers (Margaret Thatcher and John Major) to Khmer Rouge soldiers in the jungles of Cambodia. Some of my favorite assignments have included shooting top sumo wrestlers in Tokyo, oil rigs in the North Sea and flying with Smokejumpers (parachuting fire-fighters) in Montana.
I got back into aerial photography a few years back shooting some of the world’s best golf courses. Shooting the Old Course at St Andrews, Royal St George, Pebble Beach, Oakmont and Congressional amongst others gave me the experience to understand the challenges of aerial photography.
Having a good relationship with your pilot and understanding what is realistically achievable is really important for safely getting the shots you need. I’m uniquely skilled in this area as I’m also a helicopter pilot as well as a seasoned aerial photographer.
Fine art aerial photography for display in offices and hotels and private homes, golf course aerial photography and high-end construction and real estate aerial photography are my specialties. In the last few years I have shot in the US, UK, Holland and Iceland.
Please contact me with any questions.
Online Store: aerials.jonhope.com
Golf Course Aerials: www.golfaerials.com
Editorial Portfolio: www.jonhope.com
Price depends on assignment and location. Please email me for a specific quote.
Aerial, Architecture & Real Estate, Commercial, Fine Art, Stock
Black & White, Documentary, Environmental, Photojournalistic, Urban