Two page spread in the Air Forces Monthly special issue on US Navy Air Power featuring two VFC-111 Sun Downers F-5Ns. Its been out for a bit now in the UK and a bit spotty here and there in the US, but it just appeared at the local newsstand.
Well, I know I'm not the most prolific of bloggers. To tell the truth I'm still getting the hang of it, but things are happening, good things, and I really need to focus on getting more of a handle on this.
Welcome! But I have to say, while the accolades from such great shooters, and truthfully, great inspirations to me, is a wonderful thing, its not that which excites me. What excites me is that I'm able to share my work with more people. And you see, my work isn't about me, its not even about the aircraft. Its about these great men and women and the jobs they do. That's what's important. So all this attention just lets me spread the word a bit more efficiently. So again - Welcome. I hope you'll make yourself at home and I promise to get this blog thing going. Stay tuned.
Back in November I was contacted by the editor of Tokyo, Japan based Bunrindo Publishing Co.'s Famous Aircraft of the World. He'd spotted my work on Flickr and asked for my help in their new publication on the S-3.
Luckily, I have been shooting the S-3s for over 10 years and had quite the library on the jet. Pulling images from slides and digital, I was able to give them a diverse selection to work with.
It seems to have paid off as I received my copies of FAOW #137 today and found that they used a total of 56 images. The first 9 pages are totally devoted to my work, 24 images total, including this image for the title page.
This is quite the honor. Especially considering that Bunrindo's publications, Koku Fan and FAOW, where a big source of inspiration when I was younger.
I am honored to have been asked to be a part of this project and hope its just the beginning of a working relationship with this company. My thanks to the editors for the opportunity.