Mike Kelley Debuts Unbelievable New Airportraits Image Series

Mike Kelley Debuts Unbelievable New Airportraits Image Series

I’ve featured the work of Mike Kelley a few times on the blog. In addition to being an award-winning architectural photographer, Mike is also an aviation geek. A couple of years ago he released an image called Wake Turbulence that shook up the aviation and planespotting communities (awful pun, sorry). Assembled after an entire day of shooting out at LAX, it captures the beauty and complexity of air travel in a very unique way. Wake Turbulence went mega-viral, which gave Mike a great idea. 25 flights, 75000 miles in the air, and 90+ travel days later, I’m proud to share Mike’s new series…[click through to see the pics!]

Incredible Final Approach Picture Series from Mike Kelley

Incredible Final Approach Picture Series from Mike Kelley

I’ve featured the work of Mike Kelley a few times on the blog, most recently my support for his LA Airspace kickstarter project (my copy of LA Airspace is still sitting happily next to me as I type this).

This morning Mike debuted a new image series called Final Approach. It’s a series of high-resolution images of various aircraft making their final approach into LAX. Some of the details you can see are incredible, click through for some samples and a quick interview with Mike himself!

Lufthansa First Class Review DFW-FRA

Lufthansa First Class Review DFW-FRA

Planning Re-planning Lufthansa A330 Old First Class DFW-FRA Driving the Nurburgring Nordschleife Lufthansa First Class Terminal Oslo to celebrate Chris Guillebeau Singapore A380 Suites Class FRA-SIN Singapore Airlines Private Room and Singapore 777-300ER First Class SIN-HKG Hong Kong and the Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui Cathay Pacific’s The Wing Lounge and 747 First Class HKG-SFO Well, I just got back and I think I crossed so many time zones (24 of them, in fact) in such a short amount of time that I’m not even jetlagged too badzk,jnbfgxrjrfhnrgxjnkgjnhgfhkj (sorry, fell asleep all of a sudden and face hit the keyboard). Last you heard from me, you were all excited for me because my flights ended up working out perfectly.  I arrived at DFW airport’s Terminal D, mainly a Oneworld terminal, but Lufthansa and I believe Korean Air fly out of here as well. Upon checking in, they asked if I knew where the lounge was.  I had a really hilarious line for that, and promptly forgot it, but I did mumble something.  The check-in agent, unentertained, called over a lovely young lady who said she would escort me to the lounge and the plane.  BAM, that’s service.  She went through security with me, made some pretty good idle chit-chat, and did not rest until I was properly stowed in the First Class closet (seriously probably 16×10 ft.) of the Lufthansa lounge. There were 3 German gentlemen talking amongst themselves dressed very Germanly in nice business attire.  I was wearing jeans and my… read more

 

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