Artist Comments “Aurora”: Derived from the Latin aurora (dawn). The name was borne by the Roman mythological goddess of dawn and by the princess in the popular fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. The Ancient Romans considered Aurora the goddess responsible for flying across the sky at daybreak. “ 1936 Lockheed Model 12 Electra Junior The Lockheed Model 12 was a 6-passenger light transport scaled down from Lockheed’s Model 10. It first flew June 27, 1936, appropriately taking off at exactly […]
Artist Comments “The Vultee BT-13 Pilot Trainer is a symbol of American innovation and a reminder of the brave souls who took part in the biggest war in modern history. This legendary WWII era aircraft trained thousands of pilots who fought valiantly for America’s freedom. I have always been drawn to the power and beauty of America’s legendary, wartime aircraft and wanted to portray an image series I had visualized in my mind. My goal was to create something unique, something different. […]
Daytona Beach “World Center of Racing” “Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines” Daytona International Speedway, known as “The World Center of Racing” is a world renowned racing facility located in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. Since opening in 1959, Daytona International Speedway has been the home of the Daytona 500, the most prestigious race in NASCAR and one of the biggest racing events in the world. During Speedweek in early February more than 200,000 NASCAR fans come to attend the season-opening Daytona 500. The […]
Artist Comments “As the sun began to set behind the western horizon, the skies over the SUN ‘n FUN flightline on Lakeland Linder Airport ignited with the pyrotechnic artistry of several world-class aerobatic pilots. Thousands of spectators were dazzled by the unmatched display of precision aerobatics from many of the world’s top air show performers mixed with dazzling pyrotechnics. Gene Soucy, one of the most well-respected and proficient airshow pilots in American aviation, performed a spectacular night aerial pyrotechnic display […]
The Miami Beach Architectural District (also known as Old Miami Beach Historic District, and the more popular term, Miami Arto Deco District) is a U.S. historic district located in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, Florida. The area was well known as the district, that Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace resided in a mansion in Ocean Drive. It is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Sixth Street to the south, Alton Road to the west, the Collins Canal and Dade Boulevard to the north. It contains […]
I was asked to photograph two good friends from Norway, Eivind and Louisa. They both work as Flight Instructors at Phoenix East Aviation. I had worked with both of them before and knew they were both comfortable in front of the camera and easy to work with. We always have a lot of fun during different shoots so I was excited to have the opportunity to photograph them in an aviation setting. We agreed to meet an hour before sunset to […]
Featuring an amazing 51.4 megapixels on a high-performance CMOS image sensor, the PENTAX 645Z assures super-high-resolution images with a stunningly realistic sense of depth combined with vivid colors and rich shadow detail. The resulting image features a uniquely distinct look and unmistakable brilliance. The CMOS image sensor, with an imaging area (43.8mm x 32.8mm) approximately 1.7 times larger than that of a 35mm full-size sensor.