Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 56 Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3722 times:
Never actually thought about it, but I think it is just one person. And yeah, it is pretty amazing to have so many shots online here... But then, he was around at the dawn of A.net, when criteria were much less strict...
Chrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1923 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3581 times:
"AirNikon" is a single person, obviously shooting Nikons. His Nikon collection outnumbers me by about 10, (I have 6). He knows his stuff very well, especially military. I also think he fell off his ladder a few years ago at SNA, and I know he is a regular at In n Out and that Brazilian place in LGB, the one that is nothing but meat.
The 80-400 is a tough lens though I'd rather have that lens go crash than your 500 f/4.
AirNikon From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 38 Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3559 times:
Not even close Johan. Many years ago I was given a rather extensive collection of slides shot in the UK (and Western Europe) by a photographer that was looking for a good home for them.
Back then (before copyright rules were stringently enforced) I uploaded them as 'AirNikon Collection', because I personally did not shoot them. Later on, the original photographer asked me if they could be listed genuinely. I had no problem with that, and the photographer's name was ammended.
Unfortunately (now), unless the photos are reuploaded, the original copyright bar remains. Nothing can be done about that.
I hope that explains the situation...
Don't get married, don't have kids, and you will have more money than you know what to do with...
Invader From Netherlands, joined Feb 2000, 325 posts, RR: 11 Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3527 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW DATABASE EDITOR
For your info: Sarah Ward ("Bimbo"), mentioned above by Ljungdahl, has an interesting Airline History site at http://airlines.afriqonline.com/ where several A.net photographers also have photos (like me).
Lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3086 posts, RR: 15 Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3347 times:
I'd been curious about the Bimbo/Air Nikon connection for a while. Now that that's out in the open, what about the name AirCal737? Were these also someone else's photos or was this an early nickname? Enlarge the photo below to see:
Round_engine From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 64 posts, RR: 2 Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3191 times:
The real story on AirNikon is that he is a recluse millionaire (ala Howard Hughes) who spends his days at airports all over the world and his nights at the local Hooters establishment consuming beer and enjoying the ambiance. See if you can find him in this picture......
Rindt From Germany, joined May 2000, 930 posts, RR: 14 Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2816 times:
What I find intersesting is that all of the screeners, with the exception of Chris Coduto, don't even know AirNikon's real name... it's been a mystery for quite some time. And it's not that I get off on having to know everyone's real name, but hiding behind a 'username' your whole life ain't cool with me either.
No doubt he's a great photographer, but isn't this a little silly?
What other people think of you is none of your business!