When longtime photographer Herman Krieger stopped in at Hobby Field Airport (77S) in Creswell, Ore., he captured a moment in time, with scenes familiar to all GA pilots. Click here to see his beautiful photo essay.
Photography has long held a fascination for Herman Krieger. He worked in photography during his teens in Detroit in the 1940s and served as an instructor in the U.S. Army Air Corps photo school. Earning a degree in mathematics from the University of California in Berkeley, he spent 30 years as a computer programmer in Europe. Upon retirement, he moved to Eugene, Ore., in 1990, where he enrolled in the University of Oregon School of Fine Arts, and earned a BFA degree.
Aviation also holds a fascination for Herman, who learned to fly when he was 16. He was a cadet in the U.S. Army Air Corps until the flight schools were closed at the end of the war in May 1945. He worked as a computer programmer on the design of airplanes at North American Aviation in the mid-1950s.
You can see more of his photo essays at www.efn.org/~hkrieger