Still saving up for that helicopter? Fortunately, photographer extraordinaire Jason Hawkes has access to one. Here, in the second of two articles, we look back at 2018, from a bird’s-eye view. Perhaps you’ll even spot yourself…
Here’s part one.
A late summer evening, hovering just East of Tower Bridge.
The trees survive but the grass in Hyde Park turns brown with the lack of rain over the summer.
Shot at 10.20pm as the sun sets, the last of its light reflects on the Shard.
Palace of Westminster and the River Thames.
A scorching day in London, we catch a breeze through the open doors of the helicopter watching commuters and shoppers at Oxford Circus.
View looking over the South Bank.
Catching the late evening sunshine on the banks of the River Thames at Hanseatic Walk.
India vs Ireland, 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup, Lee Valley HTC.
View from 980 ft looking over the Thames Barrier to Silvertown and Canary Wharf.
The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.
Table Tennis at Paternoster Square.
The newly completed US Embassy at Nine Elms.
Up overhead the Television Centre building. 2 September and it’s still summer in London.
Wembley park and Wembley Stadium.
Stunning autumnal colours over Westminster.
Nine Elms and the River Thames.
Saying hi to our friends in the Met helicopter overhead the Strand and Covent Garden.
Winter sunset over the City of London.
Christmas lights on the Shard.
Mayfair, Hyde park and Winter Wonderland.
Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.
Aerial photographer Jason Hawkes leaning out of the door on an AS355 helicopter over London.
All images © Jason Hawkes.
Jason specialises in aerial photography, is based just outside London in the UK, and works worldwide. All his images are shot from helicopters and in London he can be seen hanging out of the door of an AS355 helicopter most weeks.
Follow Jason on Twitter as @jasonhawkesphot, and Instagram as @jasonhawkes