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Last man standing

Ok something very different. This is the first photoshoot that I have planned. I have called it ‘Last man standing – the loneliness of the last surviving family member’.
Quite a dark subject matter, but great fun to do.

This project was inspired by a course by Brooke Shaden & Sebastian Michaels where you take a theme, in this case loneliness in old age, and plan a photoshoot on the topic and create the final piece of art.  I really enjoyed the process and will be doing a few more projects like this.

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Sunrise in the hills

Sun rising over the hills burning off the early morning mist

It has been a long time since I posted a picture here as I have been working on a different one, but it never came out how I wanted it, so I gave up on that one for a while and did this landscape instead.
I have called it ‘Sunrise in the Hills’ This place does not exist in real life it is a composite of several photos to try and bring my imagination to life. Hope you like it.

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Desert War Tornado

Desert Storm Tornado

In 2016 the RAF marked the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait by painting a Tornado GR4 ZD750 in distinctive Gulf War “desert pink” colours. I took a photo of this aircraft at a static park at the Royal International Air Tattoo, but thought it just had to be shown in it’s proper operating environment. Hence this piece of composite art.

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The Flip

‘The Flip’

A Mk 14 Spitfire, MV268, getting ready to flip a V1 flying bomb onto its back.

Towards the end of the dark days of World War Two, Germany launched the first of its vengeance weapons against Britain, the V1 flying Bomb. As well as Anti-Aircraft guns shooting them down, the RAF developed 2 methods of destroying the V1s. They either got very close and shot them down, often damaging their own aircraft, or some pilots used their wing to flip over the V1 causing it to plunge to the ground. Both methods were difficult as the Spitfire could only just match the speed of the V1.

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Auster Spotter Aircraft

This aircraft was seen at this years East Kirkby Airshow, the Auster AOP6, TW536

I wanted to show it in it’s native enviroment. This is the final version (so far). I wanted to show the aircraft in action spotting for the British artillary who were firing aginst some German tanks in the second world war.

Auster spotter aircraft

This was my first version without painting in the action elements. Good but does not show it in action.

Auster spotting over fields