Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Nature / Aerial

Dormant Jfk

  • Photographer
    Filip Wolak
  • Agency / Studio
    Filip Wolak Photography
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D850 / Cessna 172
  • Photo Date

The photograph of one of the largest airports in the US, taken in May of 2020, during the country's lock-down period. Usually resembling a beehive, this busiest international gateway of North America did not have a single visible operation during my 30-minute overflight. Instead, there were vacated runways, empty taxiways and deserted parkings, with the terminals most likely being used as a short-term storage for aircraft stuck at their gates. A hub for international travel, “Where America greets the World” brought to a standstill. How symbolic is this for those new, uncertain times?