When artist Jeffrey Milstein was a kid, his favorite pastime was hanging around the end of the runway at the Los Angeles International Airport watching planes take-off and land. He was obsessed with planes from as long as he could remember as a child, building and flying model airplanes, before he got his pilots license at the age of 17.
As an adult, Milstein regularly returned to the runway at LAX with a camera, and clicked thousand of photographs of airplanes flying overhead. “I loved having the aircraft fly so low overhead that I could almost reach up and touch them,” says Milstein. Over time, his work has evolved into a series of detailed, formal symmetrical portraits that explore the typology of aircraft.