With the release of LAX: Photographs of Los Angeles 1980-84, viewers inhabit a world of nostalgia, far off from the confines of security lines and electronic kiosks that have become routine of the now dread-worthy airport experience. We speak with photographer John Brian King about his thought process while capturing the photo series, the reaction he received from his subjects, and where he hopes his photograph's will end up in a hundred years from now.
A black-and-white photograph titled "White Skates" perfectly captures the provocative, sensual and enigmatic style of Sally Mann's stunning photography. Mann's older daughter, Virginia, stands naked and poised in some white roller skates on a wood deck with her siblings. Her pale body is luminous; it appears sun-kissed and at the center of the intense summer light behind her.