CRUISES MAY NOT BE IN FASHION, BUT JEFFREY MILSTIEN’S RICH SHOTS
MAKE US WANT TO AT LEAST WANDER THEIR DECKS.
Cruise ships can be hard to wrap your head around. The enormous boats function as floating cities, catering to thousands of people at a time with every imaginable amenity. The ships are rarely appreciated for their design. Jeffrey Milstein‘s arial photos make us question our perception of these massive, gaudy ships.
The bright colors and fantastical layouts complete with pools and putting greens look more like space ships or amoebas than they do photographs.
It’s no surprise that Milstein’s images look nice – he shoots with a Phase One IQ180 camera, a device that’s usually used to shoot for fashion magazines and advertisements, and costs more than $40,000.
The camera is capable of shooting in incredible detail, with photos measuring 10,328 pixels by 7,760 pixels (for reference, the highly touted iPhone 6 Plus camera shoots images that are 1,080 pixels by 1,920 pixels).
Milstein takes his photos from a helicopter, using a heavy gyroscope to keep the image steady.
Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas
Using a camera like his, though, means he only gets a few chances to take a good shot. Despite being a digital device, the complexity of these cameras means they have to be operated manually.
Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas
Cruises may not be in fashion, but Milstien’s rich shots make us want to at least wander their decks.
His photos will be shown later this summer at Benrubi Gallery in New York, starting on July 9, and Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles, starting on July 18