Aerial view of Edinburgh by Alfred G Buckham (100 x 70cm) framed print
100 x 70 cm ready to hang black framed print reproduction of Aerial View of Edinburgh by Alfred G Buckham, from the National Galleries of Scotland Collection.
Image size 72 x 59 cm plus white border printed on museum fine art paper 280gsm, a gently textured etching paper particularly suited to giclee reproductions of artworks and paintings, ideal for premium colour and monochrome print.
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.