From Nicole Crowder’s article on Brian Finke for The Washington Post:
Even now, many of us still have the quintessential image of a flight attendant from the Golden Age of travel in our memories. Perfectly coiffed, effervescent and small in frame, she—always a “she”—is wearing a small cap and a smile.
Photographer Brian Finke explores this insular world and its evolution in his book “Flight Attendant.” He spent nearly two years traversing the friendly skies, following the life of flight attendants in the air and on the ground, from Delta and Hawaiian Air, to Hooters Air, Southwest, Air France, British Airways, Air Asia, and dozens more. His images of flight attendants waving, applying makeup and deboarding plans while smiling appear as if they were ripped from an advertisement in a glossy magazine.