Alfred G. Buckham’s aerial photography

Aerial photograph of London in the early 1920s, by Capt. Alfred G. Buckham, RNAS

Aerial photograph of London in the early 1920s, by Capt. Alfred G. Buckham, RNAS

Captain Alfred G. Buckham was a pilot in the photographic section of the Royal Naval Air Service, and an early pioneer of aerial photography in the inter-war years.  When one considers that he was working from open-cockpit aircraft, without gloves, and standing up, the imagery is all the more astonishing.  He also managed to survive no less than nine crashes.

The London Telegraph featured this online exhibition of his works last June.  The History Press in the UK has published a book of his life and works, which I think I will have to acquire.

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