About Me

Steven Frischling
Live: HVN
Work: JFK-SFO-CDG-HKG
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Steven Frischling, aka: Fish, is globe hopping professional photographer, airline emerging media consultant working with large global airlines and founder of The Travel Strategist. Fish has racked up more than 1,000,000 miles since he started to track his mileage in 2005.

Fish's travel tends to be less than leisurely, including flying from New York to Basrah, Iraq, for six hours; Hong Kong for eight hours, Kuwait City for two hours and traveling around the world in 3.5 days to shoot a series of photo assignments in 4 cities and 4 countries on 3 separate continents.

Fish grew up at the end of New York's JFK International Airport's Runway 4R/22L, which probably explains his enjoyment of watching planes, fly overhead. When not shooting photos or traveling Fish designs camera bags, hones is expertise on airline security and spends his time at home cheering for the Red Sox with his 3 kids 102 yards from the ocean.

Archive for 2010

2010 : A Brief Year In Review

The last day of the year is a good time to stop, take a moment, and think back over the past year. It’s also probably not the best day to write about the year in review because you’re likely to forget a lot of things … but I’ll give it a shot anyway. 2010 was […]

iPad App of the Week : Portfolio for iPad

In the digital world online portfolios are rapidly replacing printed portfolios, yet photographers still have the need to present their work in person … and the desire to share their newly created images wherever they may be. The iPad is a fantastic tool for photographers, with new Apps being released constantly turning the iPad into […]

Frequent Flyer Miles, the insanity, the addiction … the documentary

While I am not mileage runner as an airline traveller I probably have what some may consider an unhealthy interest in gaining miles. I have been known to fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles using New York as my connection point, or fly to Hong Kong via Frankfurt to pick up a few thousand […]

Goodbye Kodachrome, You Inspired Generations Of Travel Photographers

Today is a sad day for photographers and anyone who has been inspired to see the world through photography.  Today, the 30th of December 2010 is the last day Kodachrome film will ever be processed anywhere in the world. Kodachrome plays a large role in my history as a photographer. As a kid my fascination […]

Debunking TSA Incidents – Passenger vs TSA & Austin Police

[EDIT FOR CORRECTION: 28-DECEMEMBER-2010 - 2:46PM EST - Original report stated Ms. Hirschkind refused the TSA AIT scanners, however AUS does not presently have AIT scanners] Last Wednesday, the 22nd of December, a disturbing news story about a woman with a pace maker, who is a rape survivor, being knocked to the ground, handcuffed, dragged […]

Let Your Kids Track Santa’s Flight Path With NORAD

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), comprised of the United States Military and Canadian Forces has an important job protecting the air space over North America … but one night out of the year NORAD repurposes its satellites, radar, distant early warning systems and airborne early warning aircraft with an even more important job […]

FAA Certifies New NextGen Santa Sleigh

It appears that Jolly Old Saint Nick has upgraded his sleigh this year and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  has certified the new NextGen Santa One.  With a glass cockpit and new steep approach rating it seems Santa will be able to deliver gifts to good boys and girls around the world this year with […]

New TSA Directive For Christmas : Explosive Swabs of Sippy Cups

Just in time for Christmas, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has added a new directive to its front line playbook. This morning, the 23rd of December, the TSA began mandatory explosive trace detection (ETD) on all thermoses and insulated children’s’ sippy cups. While thermoses and sippy cups must be empty when passing through an airport […]

iPad App of the Week – Targus Stylus (its not an app)

Since I first received my iPad I’ve thought it was a near perfect device for so many things … I didn’t know what I was missing until earlier this week when I received a new accessory, an accessory I didn’t know I even needed.  This accessory has made using the iPad even easier … something […]

Reader Mail : Why Are TSA Searches Legal?

It’s been a while since I’ve dug into reader mail … but an email yesterday caught my eye.  Michael Rogers, from New York, asks, “Is there a legal case for the TSA to go through every item in my bag? Last week in Detroit I had every item in my bag inspected, why are TSA […]