Alix Lambert


I am working on a project that has several components, all of which explore flight and the desire to be airborne. I'm showing still photographs of flying at Sara Melzer Gallery, in New York. I am also directing two segments on flight for a PBS series called Life 360. I'm interested in what compels us to want to fly. And like much of my earlier work, this project involves a learning curve. (I once did a tattoo piece, for which I learned how to tattoo people.) I've spent time photographing and filming various aspects of flight, including the Vomit Comet, the Blue Angels, the Goodyear Blimp, and the famed air-show performer Patty Wagstaff. As part of the whole project, I'm in flight school in Seattle. In this photo, I'm shooting from the end of the LAX runway at night.