Images capture moments in time, when we see an image it vividly reminds us of that particular event, and with it, a whole range of emotions. Occasionally we’ll come across a picture that we remember forever..
When I come across these special images, I can’t help but delve into the story behind it, I have to know all the facts. When you learn more about it, it changes how you look at it and becomes so much more significant. The first three images I’ve chosen to add to my collection are important to me for severn reasons. Firstly, their composition is fantastic. The subject, the light, the moment, mounted and presented properly. The crisp definition of lines and tones illustrate so much detail, and we like the detail! They do make the perfect addition to any blank wall.
Secondly, they’re all significant moments in history…
D’Arcy Greig sitting casually atop the world beating Supermarine S.5. This was taken when Britain led the world in aeronautical design and development and was the fastest aeroplane (or anything capable of carrying a human in fact) in the world at the time. This shot was taken immediately after landing from a record attempt.
Looking at this machine from any angle is stunning. A thoroughbred racing machine designed solely for the purpose of winning the prestigious Schneider trophy
The S.5. was a variant along a successful line of racing seaplanes, designed by no other than Reginald Mitchell, who would take this design and evolve it into the legendary Supermarine Spitfire. It was poetry in motion then, and it makes fine art now.
Alan Cobham gliding over Westminster bridge moments before finishing an epic 26’000 mile return trip from Australia in 1926. Cobham, who would be knighted within days of completing this achievement, wanted his efforts to be recognised as a turning point for British aviation.
He, along with many supporters, wanted the government to be more forward thinking in their policies for the future of commercial aviation in Britain. It’s epic in its achievement, and the moment we see captured on film is striking.
I always love to look at what these individuals did, and think how different it would be, if we tried to replicate it. I don’t think it would be possible, which again is another reason why these stills are so special, they can’t be done again. at least not with the same impact.
Jean Battens story (seen in the product link below) is for me, an incredible one. The image is fascinating when you take a moment to think about what we’re actually looking at. This dainty, young women stands on her De Havilland Gypsy Moth, as it is serviced by local mechanics, somewhere between England and New Zealand in 1934. She broke Amy Johnsons record time to travel this distance by over 4 days, braking aeroplanes and bones in the process. But she never gave up, her drive or passion for adventure was remarkable.
Incredible moments captured on camera for us to enjoy forever.
“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce“Karl Lagerfeld
The prints I have had produced have been sourced from Getty Images. They have then been printed locally, using Giclée fine art printing techniques. Before being framed professionally