Surreal Photos Of Air Traffic Around The World

Dubai
An airport in Dubai. Part of Mike Kelley's "Airportrait" photo series.

In a fascinating photo series called “Airportraits” by LA-based architectural photographer Mike Kelley, two years were spent photographing planes taking off at airports around the world. He visited eighteen different airports and then compiled the images to show us just how busy our skies are. In an interview with BoredPanda, he explains his inspiration behind his stunning and unusual work: “After the first LAX ‘Wake Turbulence’ image I knew that I had to do more, owing to how successful that original shot was. There are a ton of amazing airports, airlines, and airplanes out there that I had to photograph, so the plan was set in motion to try and capture as many as possible. Since I’m obsessed with airplanes, travel, and seeing new places, it was also a great excuse to get me out of my comfort zone a little bit.” What do you think?

All photos courtesy of BoredPanda and Mike Kelley

Munich airport airplanes

Munich airport.

London Heathrow airport.

London Heathrow airport.

Dockweiler beach in Los Angeles directly under the path of departing flights

Dockweiler beach in Los Angeles directly under the path of departing flights.

Lax south runway.

LAX south runway.

Frankfurt.

Frankfurt.


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