Documentary work with a gyrocopter pilot

I got a request from a magazine to shoot a series about a gyrocopter pilot. Documentary work is what I love most, really. This is the ultimate freedom for any photographer – no guidelines, no fake, real moments as they happen.

So I met with pilot Michael Hoinkis one morning and accompanied him for a while. As you can see, a gyrocopter is similar to a helicopter. Well, same same but different 🙂 For instance, a gyrocopter can not go straight up in the air. It needs speed like a plane.

Attached are some shots from the series. Unfortunately it was a very clouded day. But it is what it is. 


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