Having some constraints, such as the safety belt and the limited view is something that whets my appetite for creativity. A window can be dirty from the outside, and you can have bad luck with the visibility or the wing.
My challenge is always to make a nice composition that includes the sea, a lake or a river, or something in relation to that, like a ship or an island.
In comparison, doing a photo shoot by helicopter gives an enormous freedom. No door, no window, and I tell the pilot what to do. For these photos my tools are the camera and the chopper.
The only restriction is often the budget. Once airborne with a helicopter I could go on for hours and hours. Fuel and finance will eventually force a return to base.
My work horse for the heli is the Phase One camera system. When flying a regular plane I just use my little Sony HX9V.
Miami – Sint Maarten, 16 March 2013. Key Biscayne.
Oslo – Brussels, 3 March 2013. North Sea
Kirkeness – Oslo, 3 March 2013
Heliflight over the Stockholm archipelago, 28 January 2013
Strasbourg – Belgrade, 28 June 2012. The Danube.
Paris CDG – Venice, 6 May 2012. Costa Fascinosa, here we come.
Brussels – Nantes, 3 May 2012. Nantes, along the river Loire.
Stockholm ARN – Brussels, 27 April 2012. Helsingborg – Helsingor.
Tenerife – Paris CDG, 21 January 2012. Atlantic Ocean.
Mykonos – Athens, 24 October 2011. No ferries because of the strike.
Zurich – Athens, 20 October 2011. Zurichsee.
Heli photoshoot over Calais, 1 July 2011.
Heliflight over the Stockholm archipelago, 21 June 2011. Late night, long shadows, Midsummer