About Stefen Turner | Visual Artist
Stefen Turner is an architectural photographer specializing in aerial perspectives shot from helicopters. Based in New York CIty, he works worldwide, primarily for architects, real estate developers, advertising agencies, publishers, and many Fortune 500 corporations.
He is known primarily for images that uniquely capture the relationship of architecture to its’ surrounding landscape in a dramatic and beautiful way that simply cannot be accomplished on the ground, or from airplanes or drones.
While most of his work is centered on architectural and landscape photography, he is also an accomplished maritime photographer, capturing the special qualities of yachts and ships.
All of his work is shot from helicopters, flown by pilots who are expert at “flying for the camera”. It may cost more to work like this, but for those who demand exceptional image quality, helicopters are really the only way to go.
Exceptional aerial image quality also requires an exceptional camera system. It must be capable of not only capturing the finest architectural and landscape details, but also capturing the full tonal range of a scene without burned out highlights or overly dark shadows. So, all aerial work is shot in medium-format, high-resolution cameras, and in “camera-raw” format for maximum quality and editability.