Friday, September 6, 2013

Jet Bridges

neither airport nor airplane...

My Object Lessons essay on jet bridges was published this week at The AtlanticHere are a few additional images to ponder...

A completely bland jet bridge interior appears in a passing scene in the film Killing Them Softly; this scene (above) reverses the jet bridge's use in Punch Drunk Love (below), but they both achieve a similar effect of denoting some drama on the verge of happening:

And here is a still from the security camera footage of a jet bridge at the Sendai airport during the 2011 tsunami:

As the rogue wave advances the jet bridge holds as a strangely stationary object, while other vehicles and things are swept across the tarmac, like so many children's toys at the beach.