I’ve been asked to photograph bikes and cars but a Learjet was a new one to me. To be honest that needs qualifying a little though.

I first visited Exeter Airport based Capital to photograph Captain Malcolm Humphries MD, Chief Pilot and Training Captain at Capital some time ago, the commission was on behalf of a Surrey based PR company.

Andrew Butler PhotographerAnd subsequently we visited to use the Exeter Airport site as a location when photographing a couple of motorbikes for a calendar, the lit shot using the Beechcraft as a backdrop caught Malcolm Humphries’ attention.

Capital Air Ambulance is moving on and the new addition to the fleet is a Learjet 45, this jet has one function though, to work as an air ambulance.

In a country with such changeable weather this commission wasn’t without worries. The client had arranged a scissor platform as well as catering, we were to be joined by an ambulance crew and a willing model for stretcher duties, but on the day the sun shone (brightly).

The shots basically fell into two groupings; the hardware and the people.

Gallery of Photographs of a Learjet 45 Air Ambulance

The Learjet, along with the Beechcraft King Airs were photographed to capture both form and the new branding and, in a day with rapidly changing light one needed to move fast. It has to be added that asking someone to move a bike is one thing but a jet is slightly different, that said everyone was incredibly accommodating.

The Learjet is a fantastic design and lends itself to photography.

Gallery of Photographs of an Air Ambulance Company

The shots of the company were taking over two days with the set scene being photographed on one day and internal office shots being taken soon after. These photographs will create a library that the company will be able to draw on for some time. Some of the images are ended as hero images whereas others are background shots. Together they express a professional organisation, fun and friendly to work with but clearly capable and serious about their business.

Postscript: Images on New Site

It’s great to see the new air ambulance photography being used so well on the newly revised Capital Air Ambulance website.