Nachtflüge Series - Planes in the night sky

Capturing the Highways in the Skies by Kevin Cooley

Nachtflüge Series - Planes in the night sky

The series Nachtfluge by landscape photographer Kevin Cooley, reminded me of the opening song to a cartoon I watched a lot in my younger years. I’m talking about Transformers. In the opening song of that show they sung “..Robots in disguise..”. At the time I thought, being a Dutch kid who knew only a couple of English words, they were singing: “…Robots in the skies“. It made sense to me, they did flew around a lot. Luckily my English did get a little better.

Perhaps the robots weren’t all in the skies. But in this series Nachtfluge we do see the pathways in the skies. Not created by gigantic robots who for some reason need to blend in on earth by transforming into a car or fighter jet. But the trails of aircrafts. Showing us the highways they travel on. The long exposure photographs were all taken at major airports across the United States of America. Some of the photographs in this series reminds me a little bit of the wonderful House Hunting series by Todd Hido. The colors are amazing and the angles and landscapes Kevin Cooley picks give a good sense of the neighboring places of these Highways.

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