• Michael Filippoff

Scene at the Airport

Updated: Jun 18


Rainy days at SFO - a treat for the eyes. #SFO #rain #United #ramp #reflection #iPhone


Stylized Traveler

Stylized Traveler making their way through Denver. #DEN #passenger #art #stylized


The fun's over and it's time to head home - boo hoo! In addition, the bag next to me is full of someone's stinky laundry - agghhh. #DEN #luggage #frown #face #orange #cute


Tools of the Trade. #DEN #Boots #headphones #kn


SFO shimmering at dusk - on the margins of the day, it can look magical. #SFO #dusk #shimmer #clouds #lighttrails #waterfront #SanFrancisco #peninsula


Beautiful no matter how you shoot it: iPhone 11 image #DEN #sunset #colorful #United


Your standard pushback at DEN - keep it straight and all will be great. #DEN #pushback #night #Lectro #plane #ramp


I saw these scribbles on an underground concrete wall at the Denver Airport (sans the DEN text). I knew I'd seen a resemblance somewhere before, and from my archives, the person below was my answer. For me, this was art imitating life - surreal. #DEN #scribbles #art #abstract #coincidence #artimitateslife


While not an "airport" image, it's personally relevant to my found art above.


No explanation necessary - take me away...far, far away. #DEN #luggage #funny #ramp



The views never get old. Quite often, I consider myself fortunate, having the ability to reflect and take in these unique vantage points. #SFO #DEN #sunset #glorious #fortuitous #clouds #colorful #complimentary #sublime #iPhone


The transportation of animals on an airline flight (mainly dogs) happens in these sturdy kennels. On a typical flight, you might only see one or two; however, this was a Pack-in-a-Stack! And I've never seen this before or since - they all seemed fine and probably needed to find a grassy area, post-haste! #SFO #Kennel #Dogs #Travel #WideBody #odd #loved #surreal #pack #iPhone


Sleep Savants. Easily, I could post for a week on the creativity people use to sleep at airports. The human spirit both amuses and amazes - perchance a missed flight in someone's future? Sweet dreams. #DEN #sleep #creative #zzz #sleepsavant #rest


This was a serendipitous moment. I don't know if this happens often, but I went back to take a another video, and voila - it had disappeared! #SFO #slinky #rainbow #escalator #marching #descending #serendipity #iPhone


An interesting conversation or just waiting for a flight? That's got to be the new "Hamsonite" luggage series at the ready. #DEN #luggage #StuffedAnimal #oink #piggy #iPhone #humor


Traveling in Style - Ole! :) #ORD #style #unique #airport #hat #boots #strut #beautiful


Due to the vastness of airports, sunrises and sunsets are typically unobstructed and spectacular. Waiting for an arrival at SFO, an employee takes in the serenity from a perch on high. #SFO #loader #United #sunset #colorful #calm #clouds #airport #iPhone


The Airport-Greet is always touching to see in person, and though separated by glass, the emotional anticipation is palpable. #SFO #balloon #greeting #waiting #excitement


A Saint Patrick's Day bonus! Here's a little snippet of dancing and music in Denver's main terminal - some astounding acoustics! #DEN #StPatricks #dancing #terminal #iPhone


On the Tarmac, workers come in all shapes and sizes, and with plenty of accessories to boot! #DEN #worker #ramper #hat #portrait #iPhone


Bags and cargo travel the world-over into trusty hands on the ramp, all to reach their final destination(s). Video courtesy fellow UA ramper Spikes. #SPIKES #DEN #snowman


The astounding architecture at Denver's Airport amazes, both in beautiful design and sense of scale. #DEN #architecture #steel #glass #modern #sweeping #modern


Like a Fairytale Castle on the horizon, Denver's unique architecture makes for an interesting sunset scene. #DEN #airport #canvas #unique #architecture #sunset


Sometimes, you stop and stare, but not for too long! Planes (very large planes) arrive and depart quite often, and quickly! ;) #DEN #sunrise #ramp #colorful #planes #taxiway


Said one: If we’re gonna’ make it to the gate on time - we gotta jam! Said the second: Hmmm, sounds raisinable to me! Said the third: We’re gonna get stomped on this thing! Said the fourth: That sounds like vineing to me! Have a grape day! -- sigh. ;) #DEN #escalator #grapes #silly #iPhone


Passage to worldwide adventures; next up -- the skies the limit! #SFO #plane767 #gate


Deep underground in Denver's expansive airport, there reportedly are areas that lead to Doomsday Bunkers, Illuminati Headquarters and even Alien beings, so exploring alone down there can be a hair-raising experience. I stumbled across this corridor and dared not explore any further. Nope, thank you very much!

#DEN #creepy #underground #bunkers #hallway #aliens #iPhone


Like giant balloon animals, clouds march across the airport tarmac during another sublime evening at SFO. #SFO #clouds #sunset #ramp #iPhone


Once, I was stranded overnight in Barcelona's Airport, and except for an occasional maintenance worker, I was the only person there. The floors are shiny jet-black, so when the overhead lights were dimmed, it gave the surreal illusion of walking on air. #BCN #Barcelona #Airport #night #reflection #illusion #black #shiny #floor


Marvels of engineering and beautiful works of art - the modern-day jetliner is both brute and poetry in motion. #SFO #Boeing787 #Engine #BlackandWhite #iPhone


A prime example of an unobstructed sunset with a front row seat - it's immersive on a grand scale. #DEN #sunset #United #rockies #clouds #colorful #sublime #iPhone


Denver is bizarre. It can be 5 degrees below zero (F) with snow and gusty winds, and two days later, 60 degrees and most of the snow melted away. It isn't easy to wrap your head around these drastic swings. #DEN #cold #winter #snow #plane #icy #iPhone


A myriad of abstract opportunities exist on the airport grounds - one only needs to slow down and scrutinize closely. I may do an entire week based on these hidden treasures! #SFO #abstract #colorful #weathering #iPhone


Another abstract imagery source is equipment that comes in various shapes, colors, and sizes. Years of use and weathering in the elements add to the mystique of these odd tools of the trade. #SFO #equipment #abstract #weathering #colorful #dolly #iPhone






On one magical, mysterious and ominous afternoon, smoke from Northern California fires enveloped the entire San Francisco Bay Area, creating a day-into-night scene -- it felt like living on Mars. These images don't begin to tell how dark it actually was, and even at the stroke of mid-day, lights everywhere were on! #SFO #smoke #fires #orange #dark #ominous #dayintonight #silhouette #Nikon



Art is where you find it - plenty of abstract images to discover in the recesses of an airport's underbelly. #SFO #DEN #abstract #iPhone









Long exposures are some of my favorite images to shoot at or near the airport. The top image is the stunning control tower at SFO, and below it, a plane taking off from Oakland's Airport with San Francisco shimmering in the background. #SFO #Terminal #OAK #LongExposure #SanFrancisco #BlueHour #LightTrails #bay #wetlands #Nikon


















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