Alfred Buckham Notecard Wallet (10 Cards)
Alfred Buckham Notecard Wallet (10 Cards)
Alfred Buckham Notecard Wallet (10 Cards)
Alfred Buckham Notecard Wallet (10 Cards)
Alfred Buckham Notecard Wallet (10 Cards)
Alfred Buckham Notecard Wallet (10 Cards)

Alfred Buckham Notecard Wallet (10 Cards)

£8.99

Contains 10 notecards with white envelopes, 5 each of 2 designs featuring the photographs of Alfred Buckham.

Aerial View of Edinburgh, c. 1920

The Forth Bridge, c. 1920

Alfred Buckham's first ambition was to be a painter, but after seeing Turner's pictures in the National Gallery, he returned home and made a bonfire of his own work. 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. After crashing nine times he was obliged to undergo a tracheotomy and was discharged as a hundred per cent disabled. While recovering from surgery Buckham started making photo-montages, combining two or three photographs he had taken to compose a single image. He 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.

  • Size 12 x 16.5 cm
  • Greeting Blank inside

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