Mike Kelley, the L.A.-based photographer, recently spent eight hours camped out with his camera in a park near the airport, taking photos of every plane that took off over the course of a day. Later, he stitched his footage together into this amazing composite image.
‘Wake Turbulence’ is Mr. Kelley’s way of showing his fascination with the airport. “My intent was to capture only planes that flew out of LAX – highlighting and emphasizing what an incredible airport that this city has,” the photographer wrote on his blog. “It’s really fascinating to look at all the planes heading in different directions, ferrying people all over the world, all originating from Los Angeles.”