This is actually the very last frame from a recent shoot. While the best images from a shoot almost always come towards the end, I don't know that I've ever concluded at such a marked apex, but really what else was there to say?
Though I'm often at a loss for words when talking about my work, I have especially not found the words to talk about this series. I lack even a proper title for them. Ironically, I suspect they might be in more need of some context than a lot of my other work. All I can say for now is that they are all detail shots of aircraft...and that not only can the devil be found in the details, but it is probably also where genius and beauty are found - perhaps even their point of origin.
The photos are purposefully devoid of details that will identify them to anybody except a those who are intimately acquainted with each particular aircraft: engineers who meticulously planned the placement of each seam, workers who placed each rivet, and the pilots and mechanics that noticed the gradual but indelible marks left by invisible forces (time, gravity, air). I suspect some, if not all of them, also saw some beauty in all that and struggled to explain to others why it was all so beautiful. If successful, these images perhaps can serve as a bridge.
Though the contraints of this medium obviously force me to display them all together, try to look at each one alone, and consider it seperate from the rest.
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." -Steve Jobs (1955-2011)