Trees on Hills, Gorman, California
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© Estate of William A. Garnett

William A. Garnett
American, 1950
Gelatin silver print
13 1/2 x 10 5/8 in.

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Because of the precise timing and control needed to get the the pictures he wanted, Garnett had to learn to pilot a plane himself. In his hands, the airplane became an artistic tool. The majority of Garnett's photographs were taken at low speeds, while he balanced the wheel with his elbow and manipulated the rubber pedals with his feet. The stillness of his work belies the fact that it was photographed while he was in motion.