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Photographer Jeffrey Milstein's new series of airports from above is about "showing the patterns, layering and complexity of cities, and the circulation patterns for travel." Photo by Jeffrey Milstein.

Bird's Eye View: Airports in America

Jeffrey Milstein is a New Yorker who has spent much of his life documenting airplanes and their surroundings -- and his series of airports photographed from above show a certain beauty. 

As reported in The Atlantic Cities, most people know Milstein for his photographs of the "underbellies of aircraft, which he captured by standing at the end of runways while commuter jets blasted overhead."

But this new series, he says, is about "showing the patterns, layering and complexity of cities, and the circulation patterns for travel, such as waterways, roads and airports that grow organically over time much like a living organism."

Pictured above is New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. To see more shots in the series, visit the "Flying" album on Jeffrey Milstein's website.