LGA Landing Pattern over Brooklyn, 2006
       
     
Takeoffs JFK Runway 13R Sunset, 2006
       
     
Landings McCarren International Las Vegas Runway 25R, 2006
       
     
Takeoffs LAX Runway 24L over Playa del Rey, 2006
       
     
Landings MSP Runway 12L, 2009
       
     
Inglewood Palm, Landings LAX Runway 25R, 2006
       
     
Oak Street, Landings LAX Runway 25R, 2006
       
     
Takeoffs LaGuardia Runway 13, 2006
       
     
Takeoffs JFK Runway 13R, 2006
       
     
Landings LaGuardia Runway 31, 2006
       
     
Landings Newark International Runway 4, 2006
       
     
Landings LAX Runway 7R, 2011
       
     
Landings Tampa International Runway 7, 2007
       
     
Rosewood Ave, Landings LAX Runway 24L, 2006
       
     
Takeoffs LaGuardia Runway 4, 2009
       
     
LAX Landing Patter over Blair Hills, 2007
       
     
Landings MSP Runway 12R, 2009
       
     
Takeoffs Reagan National Airport, Runway 15, 2009
       
     
Landings LaGuardia Runway 22, 2006
       
     
Landings Burbank Airport Runway 8, 2006
       
     
Landings JFK Runway 31R, Bannister Bay, 2006
       
     
Landings JFK Runway 31R Bayview, 2006
       
     
LAPD Airborne over Mulholland Drive
       
     
Landings JFK Runway 22L Over Rosedale
       
     
LGA Landing Pattern over Manhattan
       
     
LGA Landing Pattern over Brooklyn, 2006
       
     
LGA Landing Pattern over Brooklyn, 2006

chromogenic prints
Singular Edition of 7+1AP
30x38.5” & 48.5x60”
2006-2009

Photography is by nature an exploration of time.  The blink of an eye may be frozen by the shutter. Or in the case of this series, many minutes or even hours add up to construct a single image punctuated by the paths of commercial airplanes traversing the night skies. These white streaks, the only aspect of the planes visible in the photographs, are created by the landing and navigation lighting on every plane. Each line represents the amount of time it takes a commercial flight to pass through the frame. The work pays respect to pioneering photographers Edward Muybridge and Etienne-Jules Marey, and their studies of motion, while representing the passage of time in an unfamiliar, challenging, and visually rewarding manner. 
 

Takeoffs JFK Runway 13R Sunset, 2006
       
     
Takeoffs JFK Runway 13R Sunset, 2006

In photographing from residential and often marginal areas immediately surrounding large commercial airports, a sense of grace, solitude, and quiet peacefulness is created from the otherwise hectic airport environments. Gone are the long lines, the anxieties, and even the massive planes themselves.  The audience is challenged to consider this work as metaphor for our desire for escape and the increasingly interconnected world in which we live.  Ultimately, they are asked to reflect on the impact of all of this on the environment.

 

Landings McCarren International Las Vegas Runway 25R, 2006
       
     
Landings McCarren International Las Vegas Runway 25R, 2006
Takeoffs LAX Runway 24L over Playa del Rey, 2006
       
     
Takeoffs LAX Runway 24L over Playa del Rey, 2006
Landings MSP Runway 12L, 2009
       
     
Landings MSP Runway 12L, 2009
Inglewood Palm, Landings LAX Runway 25R, 2006
       
     
Inglewood Palm, Landings LAX Runway 25R, 2006
Oak Street, Landings LAX Runway 25R, 2006
       
     
Oak Street, Landings LAX Runway 25R, 2006
Takeoffs LaGuardia Runway 13, 2006
       
     
Takeoffs LaGuardia Runway 13, 2006
Takeoffs JFK Runway 13R, 2006
       
     
Takeoffs JFK Runway 13R, 2006
Landings LaGuardia Runway 31, 2006
       
     
Landings LaGuardia Runway 31, 2006
Landings Newark International Runway 4, 2006
       
     
Landings Newark International Runway 4, 2006
Landings LAX Runway 7R, 2011
       
     
Landings LAX Runway 7R, 2011
Landings Tampa International Runway 7, 2007
       
     
Landings Tampa International Runway 7, 2007
Rosewood Ave, Landings LAX Runway 24L, 2006
       
     
Rosewood Ave, Landings LAX Runway 24L, 2006
Takeoffs LaGuardia Runway 4, 2009
       
     
Takeoffs LaGuardia Runway 4, 2009
LAX Landing Patter over Blair Hills, 2007
       
     
LAX Landing Patter over Blair Hills, 2007
Landings MSP Runway 12R, 2009
       
     
Landings MSP Runway 12R, 2009
Takeoffs Reagan National Airport, Runway 15, 2009
       
     
Takeoffs Reagan National Airport, Runway 15, 2009
Landings LaGuardia Runway 22, 2006
       
     
Landings LaGuardia Runway 22, 2006
Landings Burbank Airport Runway 8, 2006
       
     
Landings Burbank Airport Runway 8, 2006
Landings JFK Runway 31R, Bannister Bay, 2006
       
     
Landings JFK Runway 31R, Bannister Bay, 2006
Landings JFK Runway 31R Bayview, 2006
       
     
Landings JFK Runway 31R Bayview, 2006
LAPD Airborne over Mulholland Drive
       
     
LAPD Airborne over Mulholland Drive
Landings JFK Runway 22L Over Rosedale
       
     
Landings JFK Runway 22L Over Rosedale
LGA Landing Pattern over Manhattan
       
     
LGA Landing Pattern over Manhattan