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My photo reportage project was published!
Old 06-21-2012   #1
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My photo reportage project was published!

Pretty excited. Please let me know what you think. I had to write the small article too. THAT was the hard part...wurds r hard

Glamour Gone in F8 Mag
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Old 06-21-2012   #2
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Cool! Congrats!
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well done, david, well done ...
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Old 06-21-2012   #5
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Excellent photos, congrats.
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Not only thanks for sharing but also for the project itself, I did not know about how much things changed in this job.

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That's awesome!! Congrats!! Excellent images and story.

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Congrats, David. Nice work. I especially like the images of the pilot on a bus and the sleeping pilot. They really tell the story of how all the golden age of flight glamour is long, long gone.
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I got a real good look at this subject recently on a long trip to and around Europe. I flew everything from American Airlines to EasyJet, and ended up thinking it was time to do some ground trasnsportation. Flying's just no fun anymore. Between the TSA and the airlines themselves, it's just too arduous.
Thanks for shining some light on the subject, and congratulations on getting it published. Good work!
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Very nice, enjoyed the pictures and the writing..
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Congrats!

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David, both the photos and words were excellent! Great job! --Warren
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fantastic, love it!!

All jobs lose their glamour. I bet Lady Gaga gets tired of hotel food.

Being a pilot is still pretty cool with the ladies, though, right?

congratulations on an excellent article and great photos

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Great job David. What did you shoot the pics with ? Lovely shallow dof on the cabin shot.
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This is proof that photos work best when there is a story to tell! (Well, there are exceptions.) This is an interesting social commentary, well done.

There are other occupations where the "glamour" has gone. Commercial photography? Journalism?
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Very cool...keep up the great work.

As an aside, I didn't know you had been a military pilot! That's cool; I'm a USAF man myself.
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Thanks everyone for the kind words!

I think there are a LOT of careers who's glamour has left the building. Journalism, especially photojournalism, comes to mind.

As far as technical details, the images were captured over the course of two years, and I shot a Leica M6, Nikon D2X, 5DmkII, and X100. I used Nik SilverEfex Pro 2 to try to make the look consistent across the images.

Happy to answer any other questions, and again, thanks for looking.
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Very well done! Congrats!
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Thanks everyone for the kind words!

I think there are a LOT of careers who's glamour has left the building. Journalism, especially photojournalism, comes to mind.

As far as technical details, the images were captured over the course of two years, and I shot a Leica M6, Nikon D2X, 5DmkII, and X100. I used Nik SilverEfex Pro 2 to try to make the look consistent across the images.

Happy to answer any other questions, and again, thanks for looking.
You mention the race to the bottom in your article, and I think that race to the bottom has happened for the past 40 years, across America. It's a part of our everyday society now, as we are all racing to the bottom. The airline industry is not insulated from the general trends we're all facing.

Your photos are really well done, and though you said the words were difficult--they are really nice.

Congrats on a job well done!
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Congrats! Great photos and insightful reportage.
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way to go, got the link via Gabor on facebook.
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Well done David, great pictures and words. Keep up the good work.
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You have done a great job with the article, David.
It is a little depressing to learn about such realities, but it is important that they are known by many people.
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That was great David. You have no problem with words, obviously. My mother works as a flight attendant for and my grandfather is a retired pilot from Southwest Airlines. Even though that company seems to take care of their employees better than most, the increased time away from home and the rough and ready scheduling has taken it's toll. My sympathies to you and your colleagues, as I know how it affects the employees and their families. Hopefully your great article and companion photography will bring some of these discrepancies to a brighter light.
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Great job in both writing and photography... the B&W photos really bring home the tenor of the article.
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Great stuff - congratulations.

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Excellent piece of work ! !
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An excellent piece of work, David. A very interesting and informative article supported by superb pictures. I just love the shallow DOF in the cover shot and the light in some of the other. The choice of images is perfect, where even an empty hotel corridor tells a bit of the story. And that pistol in the cockpit! Is that common nowadays in the US?? Thank you for sharing by all means.
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Andrea,

Thanks. That cover shot was made with an M6 classic and Zeiss Biogon 2/35 lens. It was Ilford film, HP5 I believe.

A small percent of U.S. based pilots are trained and qualified to carry firearms onboard aircraft.
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I was gonna ask the same thing. Had no idea that pilots carried weapons nowadays.

But anyway, I still love flying, especially when work pays for the business trip and I get to indulge in a rather expensive lounge and expensive seats that I otherwise wouldn't be able to personally afford.

There is one place in the world I don't like flying into and out of, though. The USA. Uggh...I was there once for a business meeting. The attitude of security staff in the US is just atrocious.
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Congrats, excellent job!!

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Great Read, Fantastic Visual....Well Done !
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Very nice set of photographs and great article...
I traveled for 17 years and can relate to many of the scenes...walking down a hotel hallway is one of them...watching the ground through a not so clear window and constantly keeping a bag packed is another...
You can also do a similar article on the passenger's point of view...we (the cattle) have also lost any glamour that traveling by air used to have...We flew to Boston last week from Ontario, CA, it has been about two years since I've been on a plane and I was shocked at how things have changed...

Congrats on the article and on getting it published...
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That was an enjoyable, excellent and interesting article. It always helps to know the inside story by one who lives the life. Congratulations.
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Well done David. Great photographs and even greater words.
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