The photographs in Cheap Flights would not make it into many holiday albums, but they are still travel photographs. Taken on various trips between 2005-2008 they examine the more disappointing aspects of travel.
If someone were asked to imagine themself in Paris, there is a pretty good chance their immediate mental picture would exclude fast food outlets, conspicuous tourists, litter and all the other letdowns that any holiday destination has these days.
Travel is about expectation. We expect to have an enjoyable holiday; it says so in the brochure. The majority of travel photographs aim to reaffirm the idea that fun was indeed had; the sunsets beautiful and the locals charming. These mementos serve as homemade propaganda, along with images of weddings and other family events. Cheap Flights embraces the anti-climactic and relishes the fact that there is a little bit of home in every place you go.
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Seven nights after dark