A behind-the-scenes look at how photographer Jessica Ambats captures the beauty of flight. Jessica specializes in air-to-air photography, a high-stakes type of aerial photography that involves shooting from an airplane with the doors removed while the plane being photographed flies as close as 20 feet away. Do not try this at home.
A lifelong passion for aviation led Jessica Ambats to join the editorial team of an aviation magazine. She eventually became a pilot herself, sharing her love of the sky and everything that flies through it with fellow aviators and friends. In this interview, she talks about her shooting process, what it’s like to coordinate pilots and airplanes in high-speed and high-risk situations and more.