The Rainbow
© Courtesy of Richard and John Buckham.

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The Rainbow about 1920
Buckham was the leading aerial photographer of his day and was renowned for his atmospheric shots of the landscape. He preferred to take shots at an altitude of between 1000 and 2000 feet as he felt that at any point higher “ details will become irritatingly small and uninteresting and only useful for record and survey purposes”. For this photograph he has, however, climbed to 16000 feet which has allowed him to capture the impressive storm clouds from above.

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 197.5
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 38.20 x 46.10 cm
  • Credit Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund 2008