From Wired Magazine:
WN: A good portion of your work deals with Americana themes, cheerleading, football, bodybuilding. Can you tell us about how you chose the Flight Attendants theme and if you used a different approach with this subject.
Finke: I am drawn to subjects that describe our culture. While photographing cheerleaders I became interested in the costuming and pageantry involved around the sport. During this time I also began traveling a lot to photograph on assignment for publications. And while traveling I became interested in photographing flight attendants.