Christmas Just in Time

A couple of weeks ago Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos showed off a prototype helicopter drone on CBS’s 60 Minutes. It was designed to deliver packages to Amazon's customers in under 30 minutes from the time they placed their orders. That news segment had the whole country buzzing about the possibility of our skies full of drones delivering Amazon’s parcels. It seemed like a silly publicity stunt to me as I am certain that the technical and safety obstacles would make its realization a long way off. Nevertheless, I was inspired to create this photograph. All I needed to do was borrow a helicopter drone, tie a box to it, and step out onto my terrace which, ironically, overlooks the Statue of Liberty and an area of New Jersey where Amazon plans to build an enormous distribution center, no doubt within drone range of Manhattan. (click the card to enlarge)