Waiting for the Jets: Planeview Park, Queens
“Everyone agrees, airliners look different in the sky these days, predatory or doomed.”
From Ian McEwan’s Saturday
Planeview Park is a rather scruffy, little park that lies under the flight path of one of La Guardia Airport’s runways. Not more than an acre and bordered by chain link fence and a highway, it would hardly deserve notice if it weren’t for the planes that appear overhead when the runway is in use. Seeing a low-flying plane is bound to produce conflicting associations & emotions. These enormous objects can possess an otherworldly grace as they seem to float in the sky, but they can also trigger an instinctual fear as so much hardened steel zooms by so closely. I hope to capture some of this complicated response in my photographs.