Aerial View of Edinburgh by Alfred Buckham A5 mounted art print
21 x 14.8 cm, (printed image size 15 x 13 cm) mounted art print of Aerial View of Edinburgh by Alfred Buckham, from the National Galleries of Scotland Collection. Ready to add to any A5 (21 x 14.8 cm) frame without having to mount this yourself.
Alfred Buckham was an English photographer and he was the first head of aerial reconnaissance for the Royal Navy in the First World War and later a captain in the Royal Naval Air Service.
Buckham would look for a sky which complemented the city or landscape below, and even add tiny planes to create the look of a one-shot photograph. He continued to take aerial photographs with a heavy plate camera, leaning perilously out of the aeroplane, where his delight in picture making greatly increased the risk of accident. Presumably these were the perilous conditions in which the photographer took this dazzling picture of Edinburgh.