Being a flight attendant means traveling and keeping the oddest hours in the world, which makes that lifestyle ripe for some behind-the-scenes photography. Molly Choma decided to do just that, snapping shots of daily life in the skies. With a catch: She's also a Virgin America flight attendant, and she's sharing these intimate photos with the world on Instagram and Facebook under the hashtag, #TheSecretLifeofVirgins.
Did you know there's a whole art to poaching eggs while on a plane?
Or how annoying it must be to share plane bathrooms while touching up at work:
Her pilot co-workers salute her:
Many of these shots are beautiful candids of regular scenes between passengers and attendants:
And some of the shots are only possible from someone working from her position:
While Choma's been keeping the project up for nine years, she's winding it down due to the Virgin/Alaska Airlines merger. Oh, and her side gig as a photographer of, among other things, the Nigerian Bobsled team and the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton teams is about to ramp up with the 2018 Winter Olympics: