Wings: Aviation & Aerials
Since my first flight in a small plane as a kid I have been hooked on flying machines. From simple to complex, my coverage of aviation subjects for AIR & SPACE Magazine, SMITHSONIAN Magazine, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Magazine and books have been some of my most enjoyable and memorable assignments. Shooting air to air photos of paragliders or formations of F -111 tactical fighter bombers, every aviation shoot has a unique set of challenges. Aerial views of things on the ground is a lesson in high speed choreography, the photographer the pilot and the earthbound subject. I have logged hundreds of hours in flight time in fixed wing airplanes and helicopters during my career. Surviving one crash in a small plane and an auto rotate "hard landing" in a helicopter, the inherent danger of tthe work is not lost on me. However, I still love the thrilling freedom and the incredible images you get from flying!