I've been fascinated by airports for as long as I can remember—there's something about the comings + goings, the organization + operation, the... I can't quite put my finger on it... that's so intriguing to me. Day-to-day, I glance out my window and watch planes circle about waiting to land. Whether DCA, JFK, or the little local airport, I've always lived in a direct flight pattern of an airport.
With a creative block on a project, I took to google mapping airports and was enamored by the beautiful satellite shots on my screen. I couldn't help but share on a little Tumblr named Holding Pattern.
So, that's not exactly a 'holding pattern' you say... You're right, but I love the idea of circling above an airport waiting to land. I feel like that mirrors my process of searching for + cropping the right shot. Plus, I love the fact that a lot of the taxiway markings are patterned across an airport's tarmac.
I've just picked random places out of my head, but if you happen to have a suggestion, feel free to leave a note + I'll see what I can do!
[photos via google maps | cropping by lauren o'neill]