Coming Home is a project over 6 months in the making. The collection of images is cinematic in scope- a true glimpse of what life was like for men and women in another era. Imagine the early 1930's as aviation became a reality and brave men took to the skies, risking everything for a mad dash to glory or to fight another day. Heroes were loved and lost the world over. Love was young and true, and many a young pilot returned home from his duty to visit his sweetheart...... The Girl Next Door. Coming Home is the portrayal in photographs of one such girl and her pilot, who returns from a world of adventures to enjoy an afternoon picnic with his one true love.
The aircraft in Coming Home is an authentic, airworthy, American Eagle Eaglet, circa 1934. This specific aircraft was the only Eaglet manufactured in 1934, the result of a 1933 fuselage and 1931 tail and wings. It was built by a man named Pruit, and is known as "Pruit's American Eagle Eaglet". Currently, there are only 12 known Eaglets still in existence, of which only 3 are airworthy. This was a rare and exciting chance to feature an authentic piece from history and help elevate the understanding and appreciation of a bygone era.
Jordana Wright Photography
Would like to thank:
Captain Don Bussart