As a professional pilot based in Seattle, Long spends most of his time crisscrossing the western United States in a diverse group of aircraft. Whether flying high above in a corporate jet, or down low in the cockpit of a seaplane, Long spends a lot of time in the air with more than 12,000 hours of flying experience. Flying full time provides him the opportunity to capture unusual views of the landscape, spectacular weather formations and other fresh perspectives few photographers ever experience.
A self taught photographer, Long’s philosophy is to keep the image true to its original and to find the beauty in the subject. He likes to keep images clean, crisp and simple so they can tell the story in a single look. From stunning views of cloud formations over Mt. Rainier to cityscapes and abstract desert formations, Long Nguyen’s airborne camera gives us all a chance to experience his unique perspective on the landscape.