Aircraft always look their best in their element: flying. There is no greater thrill than to be flying above a gorgeous evening scene and look out the window to see another beautiful aircraft flying alongside us. I've been photographing aircraft for over 13 years and have been honored to share the sky with so many unique examples.
It is my personal goal to photograph as many antique aircraft as possible, from the classic manufactures such as Fairchild, Stinson, TravelAir, Waco, Aeronca, and many others. As a pilot, my favorite aircraft to fly was the Aeronca Champ, which I earned my tailwheel endorsement in. The simplicity of flying without an electrical system and old-fashioned stick-and-rudder skills was transformative. To see those rare types in the air - FROM the air - is pure magic.