Float Plane


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The Valdez oil spill made a challenging situation even more so. The year—1989. Dad had landed the Red Man Chewing Tobacco ad. The photo needed to tell the story of hunters flying in to a remote location and setting up camp. Dad needed to find the perfect lake for this photo. His research led him to Alaska and a snazzy red floatplane.

Once he got to Alaska, Dad flew all over Lake Clark National Park looking for the perfect lake. After a several days of scouting, he chose this one for the stunning turquoise blue waters and snow-capped mountains.

The oil spill made getting some of the props tricky. Then Dad and his assistant spent seven days sitting in a hotel room because of the rain. When he finally began shooting at the lake, the activity drew the attention of a suspicious park ranger who wanted to know what was in all of the bags that were being unloaded from the plane.

Obviously she’d never been around a commercial photographer. Things aren’t always as they seem. She was a bit surprised to learn the rifle bags had long sticks and the other bags were filled with inflated garbage bags just to make them look good for the photo.

Additional information


Printed on Fuji luster paper, a mid-range paper between glossy and matte
Crisp color reproduction
Fade resistant
Signed by the photographer
Does not include mat or frame


20 x 8.5, 40 x 17, 60 x 25.5


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