The Flight Artworks web pages feature a growing collection of photorealistic pictures of historic scenes in aviation made by Gary Eason. The place to buy AVIATION PRINTS and to license reproductions.
Having used several of Gary Eason’s ‘Flight Artworks’ images in a couple of my publications – ‘Dambusters’ and the most recent ‘D-Day RAF’ – I have seen first-hand not only the brilliant final products of his work, but also the process and research that goes into his images – photo realistic depictions, as he calls them. From my point of view as a pilot for the last 43 years and a RAF fighter pilot for 30 years, the realism he captures is uncanny, starting with the backgrounds, the skies and the light, and then in the detail of the aircraft that are the subjects. It is as if the quality of a modern digital camera was there at the actual wartime event, in a ‘photo-ship’, all those decades ago. The superb detail and accuracy in his images are the result of Gary’s extensive research and his desire to get history right, to accurately represent the actual event; I applaud his desire to make it so. Not surprisingly, most of the airborne action of World War Two was not captured on camera; now we can view images of some of those scenes as if they were original but in full colour and splendid digital quality.
– Squadron Leader Clive Rowley MBE RAF (Retd)
Former Officer Commanding the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and now an aviation historian and author.
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