William A. Garnett, American, 1916 - 2006
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Dry Wash, West Slope Techachapi Foothills, California
William A. Garnett (American, 1916 - 2006)
California, United States (Place created)
Gelatin silver print
38.1 x 53 cm (15 x 20 7/8 in.)
© Estate of William A. Garnett
Height--aeronautical altitude--is like sudden wealth. It buys detachment and new perspective, with some beautiful lies thrown into the bargain. Solo flight in a small plane is an excellent way of leaving behind one's lesser thoughts and one's smaller ideas. A dreary stretch of fallow farmland, from the air; a chill and brutish mile of city slum, from a plane window: in a grand sweep, these become positively magnificent sights.