Heavier Than Air (2011-2017)

A380 Landing in Paris, FRA

A380 Landing in Paris, FRA

I traveled the world on assignment and commission for six years documenting cutting edge commercial and military aerospace technology for leading edge companies. As I spent time in and around these machines, I began to realize a disconnect between Over time, I began to realize that these machines seem to defy gravity, often simply hanging in the air, despite weighing over 560 tonnes. On this notion, Heavier Than Air was born. These images, made on a commercial basis, have since been curated separately into a tome.

 

Washington DC (2019)

US Army, Lincoln Memorial

US Army, Lincoln Memorial

This series is linear, comprised of images arranged sequentially base on time. They are simply snapshots in time across the period of three days. As a tourist, I traveled via Uber, Bird scooter and on foot to many of the popular attractions surrounding the Mall and slightly beyond. Using a Leica Q, one fully charged battery, one 128GB memory card and a shoulder strap, I set out each day following the whims of my family, no preconceptions, no agenda. Instead of precomposing images, diligently waiting for others to move out of the frame, I made photos as I saw the scene, allowing others to drift into and out of the frame. Making photos in this manner increased my awareness in human nature, and my own interactions with others.

 

Dubai I-IV (2012-2016)

Business Bay, Dubai UAE (2013)

Business Bay, Dubai UAE (2013)

 

Broken into five books, signifying the enormity of Dubai, I traveled to the city on two occasions in 2013 and 2015. I documented the city in a linear fashion, based on distance from the city center which the above photo of Business Bay, being the center. Dubai is a constantly evolving city, shape shifting and constantly morphing like the Arabian sands that surround it. Undoubtedly, the above photo no longer looks like this and probably no longer counts as the city center. Nevertheless, as I spent considerable time canvasing all corners of the metropolis, the city center was largely devoid fo life, often I would walk for blocks without seeing a soul.

The further from the city center I moved, life picked up, in fact it was in the slums I noticed families spending time together, cooking, playing cricket and soccer.