Virgin America air steward and arts graduate Molly Choma started working for the popular airline straight out of college. But the decision to take to the skies didn’t mean putting her creative talents to bed — far from it.
For the past nine years, Choma has been photographing behind-the-scenes shots of her Virgin America colleagues as they criss-cross the skies.
The photo series — playfully hashtagged #TheSecretLifeOfVirgins on Instagram and Facebook — has taken off. Using the difficult lighting and the confined space to her advantage, Choma takes atmospheric and striking photographs, capturing the moments the public don’t normally see.
What started as a personal passion project has lead to an array of opportunities for Choma. Come January, she’ll be heading to the 2018 Winter Olympics to photograph the USA Bobsled and Skeleton team — and she’s been photographing the Nigerian Bobsled team.
Question: Do you have any talent or hobby that you like to do outside of work? Have you ever been paid for this talent?