Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Honor Flight Chicago, June 29th 2011

I am going to have to start this post with words this time. 
About a year ago a friend of mine sent me the link to this foundation called Honor Flight Chicago. Turns out, I was extremely excited to do anything I could to get involved. About a year later I finally got the chance to photograph a flight this June. 

I cannot exactly remember what I expected. But I remembered that I was extremely excited. What I found out was that this day and night was the most emotional and humbling event I have ever witnessed. 
The day started at 3:15am at Chicago's Midway airport. 
My day ended at 12:00am




























































This was the greatest thing I have ever experienced. And I may or may have not almost cried AGAIN while putting this post together. 

I would like to thank Mary from Honor Flight for putting up with my persistence
Kristopher Orr, Mitch Issel and the FIND lab for their downright flawless development and scanning of this shoot. 

And mostly. I will forever be humbled by these men and women who we all sometimes forget. 

If you want to donate, volunteer or in anyway be a part of Honor Flight Chicago or ANY Honor Flight
Click HERE




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Camera info:
Shot with Kodak Tri-x
Contax 645 w/80mm & Leica M6 w/50mm

8 comments:

Ryan Johnson Photography said...

Chris this is truly amazing and touching! You did a fantastic job and thanks for sharing!

Laurie said...

Chris,
Great pictures!
Both of your Grandfathers would be proud. Very touching!
Laurie Wilocki

Aileen Reilly said...

love this Chris. really incredible job. beautiful.

Kina Wicks Photography said...

Oh my word. TEARS.

Alyssa said...

Thank you so much for being a part of one of our Honor Flights. These photos are absolutely amazing and really shine a light on our organization and our mission. You are truly a gifted photographer!

Anonymous said...

Great job with the photos! Glad you were there to capture this special day for the veterans.

Greg Smith

Admin. said...

Simply amazing! Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Chris, you truly brought out emotions in your photo's. so touching and beautiful. These WW II hero's are our greatest generation and are fading fast. Thank you for these fantastic photos.
Cathy Towers, Honor flight Chicago volunteer RN