When photographer Jeffrey Milstein, 71, goes up in a helicopter with his camera, he answers a simple question: What does life look like from above?
Milstein's aerial photography provides a breathtaking view of the world from a perspective not many get to see.
His work was featured on the "CBS Evening News."
Milstein flies below objects and above others, like Norwegian Cruise Line's Sky ship.
JFK Int'l Airport
The organized chaos of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
Virgin Boeing 747-400
Milstein's unique approach of shooting the underbelly of an airplane landed him a show at the Smithsonian.
Who knew shipping containers could be so beautiful -- and colorful?
"I like to try to create some order out of the chaos by getting things very lined up and balanced," Milstein told CBS News.
Milstein, right, started flying and taking photos as a teenager and is still at it - 50 years later.
Milstein captured the belly of this helicopter by flying underneath it.
Seeing life from above, Milstein says, becomes a very interesting snapshot of our culture at that moment.
From above, the rows of docks and boats appear to resemble a keyboard.
Flying above water, Milstein captured Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas.
"You see how people are moving and where, how housing is formed and the different patterns and the roads," Milstein explained.
New York City
Milstein, dangling out of a helicopter, captured this image of New York City.
The far right building is the Bank of America Tower at the corner of 42nd Street and 6th Avenue.
Square lots, peppered with homes and trees, make up this grid of Palmdale, California.