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Air & Space Forces Magazine

Mark Holtzman Interview

Posted on January 2, 2024

World-Renowned Aerial Photographer Mark Holtzman tells Air & Space Forces Magazine about Capturing the 2024 Rose Bowl Game B-2 Flyover

Mark Holtzman, renowned aviation photographer and founder of West Coast Aerial Photography, Inc., once again showcased his profound photographic prowess at the 2024 Rose Bowl Game in an interview with Air & Space Forces Magazine. Holtzman, recognized globally for his magnificent aerial photography, successfully captured the stunning B-2 flyover in a moment that enthralled spectators and viewers alike.

A seasoned pilot with a deep-seated passion for photography, Holtzman has been pushing the boundaries of aerial photography since founding his company in 2000. Despite the industry’s transition from film to digital, Holtzman has maintained his commitment to excellence, earning numerous distinctions and accolades in the process.

His photographic contributions have graced the pages of prominent publications such as ESPN, Business Insider, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Holtzman's work has also been recognized by esteemed institutions including the World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International.

The 2024 Rose Bowl Game B-2 Flyover photograph reaffirms Holtzman's remarkable ability to encapsulate transcendent moments from his unique perspective high above the ground. This singular image demonstrates not only the depth of his talent but also his dedication to the art and craft of photography.

In reflecting upon this momentous occasion, Mark stated, "It is a unique experience being able to photograph to the B-2 flying over the Rose Bowl Game. Being able to combine my creative and technical skills is very exciting, and also challenging, but the satisfaction is very rewarding when I am able to capture the view that I have in my mind. These moments are what I live for as an aerial photographer."

Behind the scenes view of Mark Holtzman photographing above the Rose Bowl Game.

About Mark Holtzman

Mark Holtzman, founder of West Coast Aerial Photography, is a seasoned photographer and pilot who has dedicated his career to the art of aerial photography. A lifelong adventurer and lover of aviation, Mark continues to capture the world from a unique perspective, delivering captivating images that inspire and awe.

About Air & Space Forces Magazine

Published by the Air & Space Forces Association, the Air & Space Forces Magazine is renowned as one of the preeminent publications in the realm of defense, aerospace, and airpower. Distributed monthly, it offers comprehensive insights and analysis on pertinent topics, reflecting the Association's longstanding commitment to public outreach and professional development within the aerospace community.

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A B-2 Stealth Bomber, a cutting-edge military aircraft, soars over the colorful floats and crowds at the 2024 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, marking a spectacular start to the new year.