Air Traffic: 18 Incredible Photos From All Around The World

We are used to sight of airplanes taking off. We see them when we raise our eyes to the sky, we notice pretty photos on our social media accounts but never like this… Photos of airplanes are impressive as they are but can you imagine seeing the picture of couple of dozens airplanes taking off at the same time?

Interested yet? Check out the incredible series of “Airportraits” – it is the work of Mike Kelley, an LA-based architectural photographer. It took two years for him to take and edit the pictures of planes departing the tarmac at eighteen different airports worldwide. After taking the pictures, the artist edited them into one for each airport to show the world the true and breathtaking reality of the air traffic.

“The inspiration behind these images was somewhat simple,” Mike claimed. “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.”

#1 Lax 24l – No Turn Before Shoreline

Mike Kelley, "Airportraits"
Mike Kelley, “Airportraits”

 

#2 Dubai International 12r (morning Heavy Departures)

Mike Kelley, "Airportraits"
Mike Kelley, “Airportraits”

#3 Wake Turbulence: Lax

Mike Kelley, "Airportraits"
Mike Kelley, “Airportraits”

#4 Zurich Airport Runways 28 And 16

Mike Kelley, "Airportraits"
Mike Kelley, “Airportraits”

#5 London Heathrow 09l (100, 50, 40)

Mike Kelley, "Airportraits"
Mike Kelley, “Airportraits”

#6 Amsterdam Schiphol, Polderbaan 18r

Mike Kelley, "Airportraits"
Mike Kelley, “Airportraits”

#7 Munich Airport 08r

Mike Kelley, "Airportraits"
Mike Kelley, “Airportraits”

#8 Frankfurt Am Main 25l (missed Approach By Lufthansa A380)

Mike Kelley, "Airportraits"
Mike Kelley, “Airportraits”

#9 London Heathrow 27l (terminal 5 And Tower)

Mike Kelley, "Airportraits"
Mike Kelley, “Airportraits”

#10 Dubai 30r

Mike Kelley, "Airportraits"
Mike Kelley, “Airportraits”

#11 Tokyo Haneda 05 (great Wave)

Mike Kelley, "Airportraits"
Mike Kelley, “Airportraits”

#12 Amsterdam Schiphol 24 (kaagbaan)

Mike Kelley, "Airportraits"
Mike Kelley, “Airportraits”

#13 Sydney Kingsford Smith 34l

Mike Kelley, "Airportraits"
Mike Kelley, “Airportraits”

#14 Auckland International 23l

Mike Kelley, "Airportraits"
Mike Kelley, “Airportraits”

#15 Munich Airport 08r Takeoffs

Mike Kelley, "Airportraits"
Mike Kelley, “Airportraits”

#16 London Heathrow 27l

Mike Kelley, "Airportraits"
Mike Kelley, “Airportraits”

#17 Sao Paulo Guarulhos 09l

Mike Kelley, "Airportraits"
Mike Kelley, “Airportraits”

#18 Frankfurt Am Main, 07c

Mike Kelley, "Airportraits"
Mike Kelley, “Airportraits”
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