Singular Edition of 7+1AP
30x38.5” & 48.5x60”
By capturing the paths of airplanes traversing the nighttime skies, Nachtfluge investigates relationships between motion, distance, and time. Several minutes, sometimes even hours, may add up to construct a single image. The white streaks, created from airplane landing and navigation lights, mark the time it takes each flight to pass through the frame. In photographing from residential, and marginal areas immediately surrounding large commercial airports, the photographs reveal a sense of grace, solitude, and tranquility in contrast to otherwise hectic airport environments. Gone are the long lines, the anxieties, and even the massive planes themselves, as the images merely allude to their presence. The juxtaposition between landscape and airport reflects upon our desire for escape, aviation's impact on the environment, and the increasingly interconnected world in which we live.