COMBINING the love of flying between beast and man is the premise behind photographer Danielle Briggs’ exhibition Flight at the Royal Aero Club of WA from April 7.
The aviation enthusiast, whose dream was to become a pilot, said her love of flying came as a young girl.
“When I was a kid, I used to look at aircraft flying overhead and think it looked like some form of strange magic,” she said.
“These beasts shouldn’t be able to get off the ground, yet there they were.
“My parents also kept a book of Australian birds and would often test me on what bird was picking the fruit from our trees.
“I would watch the birds fly past with such speed and was fascinated by their agility in the air.
“By the time I was 15, I had over 60 pet birds on our property across a number of aviaries.”
With the dream to become a commercial pilot out of reach, Ms Briggs said she got her fix for everything aviation and aviary by photographing anything that flew .
The images will now be displayed in an exhibition at Jandakot airport with views of one of the busiest airfields and largest aviation training bases.
“The exhibition will include unique hand-printed photographic works produced by hand in the darkroom,” she said.
“The images will explore the relationship between man, beast and bird in our ever-evolving quest to fly.
“It gives viewers the rare opportunity to appreciate the wonders of defying gravity, with both feet planted firmly on the ground.”
The exhibition is open to the general public and is the first of its kind held inside the Royal Aero Club of WA.