Typically, if you found yourself this close to the working end of an aerobatic sports plane, not to mention a Boeing 777, below, you’d be in a world of mess.
But if you’re Erik Hildebrandt, you’re, basically, at your desk. (Hey: That rhymes!)
One of the today’s most skilled aviation photographers, the Minnesota-based Hildebrandt is the guest on my WBAI-NY / 99.5 FM radio show, NONFICTION, this afternoon, Friday, April 18, 2 pm ET.
As an expert at making moving planes, like this advanced light HondaJet, above, look their illest, Hildebrandt not only possesses a high artistic drive, but a fiercely independent streak: After shooting, he also self-publishes his work, having released half a dozen books on his own Cleared Hot Media, Inc. Titles include the subjects of our NONFICTION discourse: Anytime, Baby: Hail and Farewell to the U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat and Front Row Center 3: Inside the Great American Air Show.
Indeed, our conversation ran the breadth of everything from photographic technique to airplane design to militarism. You can find out more about this husband, and father of two, his thinking, and his work, by visiting his Vulture’s Row web site, or by listening to my interview with him today, 2 pm ET, on NONFICTION.