01/13/2012 04:11 pm ET

Jason Hawkes' Amazing Aerial Photography (PHOTOS)

Ever wondered what your house looks like from a bird's-eye view? What about a home in Menorca or an ultra-modern neighborhood in Hong Kong? Jason Hawkes is a London-based photographer who has specialized in aerial photography since 1991. His latest portfolio showcases incredible photos of neighborhood patterns around the world.

"Looking down on the towns, cities, villages and seeing the patterns of the housing is something that always amazes me. Its often as if some town planner has sat down and thought now what I really must achieve is create a pattern that can only be seen from above," Hawkes writes on his website.

He explains to the Daily Mail that the photos were taken on shoots for another project. "Homes in the UK tend to all be very low rise -- typically just two stories and all with some kind of garden, big or small. But I just love the very abstract nature of the apartment blocks in Hong Kong," he said.

Take a look at some of Hawkes' amazing shots in the slideshow below.



Eye in the Sky - Aerial Photographs