Aerofilms: A History of Britain from Above

Have you seen an air photograph of where you live?  Perhaps you’ve got used to the view by using a website like Google Earth.  These days it’s easy to get an aerial perspective on the world, but this has happened only recently.  Our lavishly illustrated new book, Aerofilms: A History of Britain from Above, tells the story of how the entrepreneurs of Aerofilms Ltd turned aerial photography from a military specialism of the First World War into a commercial enterpriseRead more

England’s Motoring Heritage from the Air

I’ve always loved aerial photographs and when the Aerofilms collection was acquired by English Heritage Archives, I looked forward to the opportunity to use some of the photographs from the collection. It came with the work that I was carrying out with Kathryn Morrison on the impact of the car that resulted in our book, Carscapes: the Motor Car, Architecture and Landscape in England. We used several Aerofilms images but, after a long trawl through the albums of file prints,Read more