Laird Kay

Laird Kay

Toronto, ON, Canada

About Laird Kay

Destination and aviation photographer based in Toronto. I’m the #avgeek you see hanging around airport runways, camera at the ready, waiting for the perfect shot. You might find me riding a bike on the runway at Tempelhof THF, snooping around the terminal at Berlin’s BER, behind the scenes at Winnipeg’s YWG, or on the inaugural flight of Lufthansa’s 747-8 retro livery jet. My aviation, architectural and travel photography can be found in corporate and private collections in Canada, US, UK, and UAE


OCAD University 1996-2000 Environmental Design
Glasgow School of Art 1998 Interior Design
University of Waterloo 1993-1996 Urban Planning
RMIT 1994 Urban Planning


February 2018 - Photographing rollout of new #ExploreTheNew livery for Lufthansa
December 2017 - Photographing CDG and ORY for Paris Aeroport
Summer 2017 - 'Very Plane Clothes' at Colette, Paris
April 2017 - Collaboration with Rimowa for 'The Ultimate Avgeek Carry On'
March 2017 - Photographing 'In the hangar' series for Air Canada
February 2017 - Photographing the rollout of new a350 for Lufthansa, and Fashion Flight
February 2017 - Photographing Frankfurt Airport for Fraport.
April 2016 - Photographing hangar, and engine room for TAP Air Portugal, Lisbon.
March 2016 - Photographing Mauritius for the Lufthansa #CityoftheMonth campaign
July 2015 - Photographing YWG airport for YWG Airport Authority.
March 2015 - Photographing the delivery flight of the Lufthansa 'Yankee Tango' retro livery 747-8i.
July 2015 - Photographing YWG airport for YWG Airport Authority.


Upcoming: "Wonder" exhibition for Contact photo festival, Toronto, May 2018
"Plane Metal" at Akasha Gallery, June 2017
SNAP Photo Auction, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2103
"Lego City at Holt Renfrew, Toronto, April - Oct. 2016
The Artist Project, 2015, 2014, 2013
"Post-Digital", Project Gallery, March 2014
"Traveling", Pearson Airport T1, Summer 2014
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, 2013