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Ghosts Phil Makanna Featured in Digital SLR Magazine
SHOOT FOR THE SKY

After 35 years flying, Phil Makanna shows no signs of coming down. With two new calendars up, and a book on the horizon, Makanna speaks to England's Digital SLR Photography about the glory of aviation and the dream of flight.

“I practice a very limited kind of photography. I work in a very small space – not more than a foot in front of my nose. There’s no room for error, very little comfort and a large dose of fear. It requires a lot of prep and planning and plenty of luck.”

San Francisco-based Makanna is a long-standing master of his craft. As a young boy his fascination with model aeroplanes was no different from that of his peers. It wasn’t until his mother handed him his first camera – a 35mm Nikkormat – that his long-term love affair with aviation really took flight. READ MORE...

Calendar of the Year - 2011, 2012 & 2013!
THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS!
GHOSTS wins the International Calendar Competition’s “Calendar of the Year” Award:

Once again, GHOSTS has received international acclaim by winning this year’s World and National Calendar Awards. “GHOSTS, A TIME REMEMBERED - 2013" has been named the Calendar of the Year for 2013, the top prize of the calendar publishing industry’s premier competition.

GHOSTS’ two entries, photographed by Philip Makanna, also won major awards in the World and National photography categories. Among these awards are the Gold Award in Photography for “GHOSTS, A TIME REMEMBERED - 2013” and the Silver Award in Photography for “GHOSTS, THE GREAT WAR - 2013”.

The GHOSTS calendars have been independently published by GHOSTS for 34 consecutive years.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Philip Makanna was honored by The International Society for Aviation Photography when he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual ISAP Symposium in San Diego on June 4, 2011

 

Philip Makanna Featured in April 2011 CYCLEWORLD
Makanna's Messages
-Steven L. Thompson

For World War I or II warbird enthusiasts, the annual release of Philip Makanna’s “GHOSTS” large-format calendars is itself a red-letter day because his stunning air-to-air photography is breathtaking in its art....

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