December 31, 2018
Pete Mauney has been fascinated about observing the dizzying patterns of planes at night time since highschool. As a young person the photographer would watch airplanes has they circled Manhattan, imagining their trajectories and the way they could intersect. His first expertise with night time imaging nonetheless, got here a number of many years later whereas photographing fireflies. As he practiced and improved his methods for lengthy publicity and modifying, he realized he may make related photos of the swarms of airplanes that had been circling his metropolis, moderately than yard.
“Just like the fireflies, airplanes are extremely engineered techniques that do the identical factor reliably again and again,” Mauney tells Colossal. “The chaos and kind within the photos come from them not occurring in the identical spot, however perhaps a bit extra over there, introducing distinction. Every picture is a thriller and I discover the reveal second about as magical as one can get throughout the in any other case non-magical world of digital pictures.”
His pictures seize the streaks of sunshine that blaze throughout the night time sky when slowed down throughout an extended publicity, showcasing prismatic flashes mixed with starscapes and positioned above calm environments. Mauney can have an upcoming solo exhibition on the Kleinert/James Heart for the Arts (Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild) in Woodstock, New York from July 5, 2019 to August 18, 2019. You may see extra of Mauney’s photos, of each flying planes and darting bugs, on his web site and Instagram. (through Kottke)