Taylor Davidson · Up in the Air

The nostalgia of the airplane window photo
by Taylor Davidson · 22 Apr 2014
Summer, 2013

I book airplane tickets for the window seat just for the view, and for the photos I could take. I think about which side would be best given whether I’m flying in or out, time of day, and the route of the plane. I scan FlyerTalk just to see where the seat is, and to think about what view I’ll have of the wing, and where it will be best to sit to take photos. I take these photos knowing everyone takes these photos, always enraptured seeing the pictures of others’ journeys.

Even when my camera is dead or unavailable, I still look out the windows, just like I look out the windows of trains, cars, taxis. I just want to see.