airplanes

Posts tagged
with airplanes



Photography

Skyflake

December 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A fun aerodynamic snowflake from photographer Simon Gardiner (previously). Best viewed really big.

 

 



Documentary Photography

Long Exposure Air Traffic

May 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Photographer Terence Chang shot these fantastic long exposure photos in the skies above San Francisco International Airport. See the rest of the set here. (via laughing squid)

 

 



Photography

Bernd Edgar Wichmann

May 2, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Just discovered the work of German photographer Bernd Edgar Wichmann. His portfolio is chalk-full of accomplished commercial work for dozens of brands, agencies, and magazines, but it’s his landscape work shown above that’s truly inspiring to me. It’s as if his camera is hovering in the sky above the images he shoots. (via beware)

 

 



Photography

Clouds photographed 4 miles up through open airplane doors

February 24, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Photographer Rüdiger Nehmzow captured these photos of clouds four miles above the Earth through open airplane doors. The video does a pretty good job of showing how they did it, maybe skip ahead to 2:30 or so just before they take off. More of his incredible work here.

 

 



Photography

Werner Bartsch: Desert Birds

February 13, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Recent work from German photographer Werner Bartsch. The photos are on display at Flo Peters Gallery in Hamburg through February 26. (via things magazine)

 

 



Design Documentary

Float

February 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Float is an upcoming documentary about the world of indoor rubber powered model airplanes. After watching it and doing some reading online, I’ve learned that the people who compete in free flight duration aeronautics are a special breed. Imagine spending 40 years of your life building self-propelled airplanes that weigh as much as a paperclip but maintain altitude for over 30 minutes. Oh, and you’d like to compete with others who do the same thing? Just catch the next flight to Serbia.

Current designs of these airplanes can fly for over 30 minutes on a single wound rubber motor, and the world record for time aloft is over one hour. These planes fly indoors, in large open spaces such as sporting arenas and aircraft and blimp hangers. The majority of participants in this hobby are over the age of 50, and the hobby itself is aging. As the digital age envelopes the younger generations, this hobby is becoming a lost art.

The goal of FLOAT is to document the hobby in its current state, and most importantly bring much needed attention and an injection of new and excited participants to help perpetuate this beautiful hobby.

According to the producers the final release date is still to be determined. As the interest in model airplanes has waned, so have the sporadic competitions from which footage can be shot, so keep an eye out at film festivals in a year or so. You can learn more about Float on their Kickstarter page. (thnx, tim!)

 

 



Photography

Window Seats by Matt Low

February 6, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Brooklyn-based photographer Matt Low has captured some great shots of people gazing out of airplane windows. (via behance)