Frankfurt Bonames Airfield (top picture) was photographed in 2010. I remember driving out to the Airlift Memorial at Frankfurt Airport afterwards but having no desire to photograph the historic airplanes there… However, I did return to the Airlift Memorial in December 2012 to photograph airplanes there (bottom).
Now it just felt right to combine pictures from the two sessions – showing the tarmac and a part of the wing of a Douglas C-54. They are both about aviation, and the principles of abstraction appear quite similar. Are these two in tune?
The historic airplanes – a Douglas C-47 and a Douglas C-54 – displayed at the Airlift Memorial near Frankfurt Airport invited some abstract photography. The white cloud (one of my favourite lighting situations) also helped.
Participating in Photog Friday for January 2013.
This week’s photo theme is “Resolved“, and Sara kindly suggested that the resolution might as well be about our photography: In 2013, I would like to make pictures that are quite abstract – because I just love playing with the pictorial space – yet tell of a story.
So here are pictures I made when I visited the Luftbrücke memorial near Frankfurt Airport. It is my story about a place that reminds us of a transatlantic story (and of a story that tells us how problems can be resolved).