AirCraft The Jet as Art, a 104 page, full color, hardcover book, published by Abrams, 2007.
Often it takes an artist to show us that the familiar is in fact truly remarkable. Jeffrey Milstein’s elegant photographs of commercial airliners have quickly become contemporary icons, exhibited at the Bonni Benrubi Gallery in NYC, Paul Kopiekin Gallery in Los Angeles, and awarded first place in PDN’s Digital Photography issue.
Cuba: Photographs by Jeffrey Milstein, a 128 page, full color, hardcover book, published by Monaceli Press, 2010
The images contained in this book do more than mirror reality in Cuba. They offer an orientation to its complexities. They present glimpses that are factual, realistic, honest, mixed with a breath of lyricism and quotidian simplicity, capturing our attention and allowing us to see the unseen. They get us in touch with the depth of our own inwardness and expand our sympathies not only for the Cuban people but also for humanity. —Nilo Cruz
Cuba is a rhythmic, colorful, sophisticated, and intimate view into this isolated island that has long existed in a state of paralysis, immobile in time. Photographer Jeffrey Milstein captures and delves deep into the beauty, soul, and the extremes of Cuba’s urban life, the character of its people, the atmosphere of the region, and the country’s visual attractions and landscape.
The artful presentation and more than one hundred stunning photographs portray a story far more revealing and intimate than words can tell, rare views of Cubans at work and play will dispel any notion you might have that Cuba is a somber and depressing place, and will draw you into the history and the people that make Cuba our most fascinating neighbor.
COMING IN FALL 2016!
Jeffrey Milstein is fascinated with how similar forms repeat themselves in distinctive ways. Here, he examines classic Palm Springs trailer park homes, each composed of the same basic units--the box-like "house," the flanking carport, and the patio shelter. Photographing each one from exactly the same viewpoint, he shows how the owners have personalized their dwellings in a delightful range of architectural styles from Chinese to early Egyptian to Desert Modern. Parked on small plots with their narrow ends facing the street, these tiny homes were originally made of surplus sheet metal using technology developed in aircraft factories during WWII. In documenting these older mobile homes, including the Blue Skies Village Trailer Park founded in 1955 by Bing Crosby, Milstein reveals how we shape our world to reflect our dreams and aspirations.
50 PALM SPRINGS TRAILER HOMES
Although I didn't know it at the time, this project actually began in 1969, when as a young man with a fresh pilot license I flew a rented Cessna 150 around Los Angeles, filming the city below with a Keystone 8mm movie camera. I remember being fascinated by the idea of flying from my earliest days. Viewing everything from above was enthralling. Now 50 years later, I have returned to the air as a photographer to document the way things look today. Some things have changed a lot; the Dodger Stadium was under construction at the time of my early flights.
Using high resolution cameras mounted to a stabilizing gyro, Jeffrey Milstein has been leaning out of helicopters in LA where he grew up, and in NY where he now lives. Looking for shapes and patterns of culture from above, where an extraordinarily different view than you see from the ground is available.
Out October 2017, published by Thames and Hudson