Bumpy ride for Boeing

A great Boeing article in Condenast Portfolio with outstanding photographs by Christopher Griffith. The 777 built by Alan Mulally was the first plane digitally designed and preassembled on a computer. The slide show does not do justice to Christopher’s photographs (in the print edition)! Not to be missed is A Photo Editor’s interview with Christopher (who by the way was born in Toronto!).

I was a research biochemist in a previous life. I was in a postgrad program in London when I fell into photography. I had this split life of studying for my degree during the day and doing photography at night and on weekends. I think aspects of my process remain which are very scientifically based in that I really like to explore a variety of things in photography. It is why my career is slightly schizophrenic. I seem to get equal opportunity to shoot still life, architecture, portraits with the odd fashion shoot thrown in for old times sake. It can be really exhausting as I feel I never spend enough time on any single vocation because I am rarely doing the same thing twice. The upside is that we have traveled the world, have gone to some crazy locations and have a real cross section of clients who come to us for a real variety of projects. I guess that is the payoff in not getting pigeonholed into any singular aspect of photography.

Christopher’s latest book Blown has just been published and is an “intense graphical study of roadside blown-out tire detritus”.

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