On "From Below"
Growing up my family moved and traveled around a lot. I mean a lot. 5 continents. Flying just seemed to be a normal way to get around, always looking for the next adventure. I was always impressed that an object this large and heavy could take off into the air and not fall straight to the ground. It was exciting and relaxing at the same time. Mechanical miracles.
Aircraft remind me of birds and fish. They move fast, really fast, some supersonic yet for that brief observation I can see details, the structure of the wing or the tail, or the fin. The flaps and the spoilers are the scales, the feathers. And then in a split second it’s all blurred and the machine rushes by, engines roaring, blood curling wail. That’s what I want to capture, the movement, the in air dance of flight.
Chris Williams 2015