Bertrand Piccard, who hails from a lineage of record-breaking explorers (his gramps was the inspiration for Professor Calculus in the Tintin comics while his dad went seven miles deep down into the Pacific Ocean), assembled a 80-strong team of engineers and technicians who have emerged with the Solar Impulse, a majestic solar-powered glider that weighs [...]
Michael Massaia is a fine art photographer and print maker who focuses on documenting isolation, disconnectedness and the ordinary. Borrowed Time is a series that focuses on the emotional steps a passenger would take during a mid flight engine failure: horror, relief, freedom. Apparently the series was produced without the use of Photoshop or digital [...]
For many of us the act of traveling by air — whilst not a daily activity — is now a regular part of our lives. Whether it be for pleasure or business, this very unnatural experience of being transported from country to country, or even continent-to-continent, at speeds of many hundreds of miles and hour, has become an accepted part of our social life.