Float Over London's Futuristic Cityscape at Night

If Mary Poppins were set in the world of Blade Runnerthis dizzying montage would be the intro sequence, and Jason Hawkes would be the cinematographer. The aerial photographer has been capturing stunning footage of London's glittering architecture, including the new Shard, from above during the run up to the 2012 Olympics. For a selection of his high-resolution still images, like the one below, see Alan Taylor's photo gallery on In Focus. Hawkes's books of aerial photography are available here

Images and video courtesy of Jason Hawkes. For more information, visit http://www.jasonhawkes.com/.

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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