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.
And 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.