PICTURES WORTH A SECOND LOOK
STARING DOWN INTO THE COCKPITS of a couple of F-16s as they race across the Belgian countryside is a regular part of Polish photographer Mariusz Adamski’s day job. These images are from his book, Per Aspera Ad Astra, published in 2013, which shows off his talent at high-flying portraits. Adamski says he loves air-to-air photography because “the perspective is unreachable for most people. It’s an experience that shows the beauty of flight.” Clockwise from right: The Polish air force’s Orlik Aerobatic Team performs a loop; a couple of M28 Bryzas patrol the Baltic Sea coastline; the aforementioned F-16s of the Belgian Air Component; and the belly of a Britten-norman BN-2 Islander as it flies over Alaska. More of Adamski’s work is at his website, air2air.net.