Every now and again my 2 jobs combine. When I’m not taking photos I am a mobile SMART Repairer www.iscratchedthecar.com Recently I did a repair to a vehicle to prepare it for sale. While I was there we got chatting & mentioned I was also a photographer. “Have you ever done any Private Jet Cabin Interior photography?…. we need a photographer for one soon!”
Spin the clock forwards a month or so…
I arrived at Farnborough Airfield ready for the shoot. The brief today was to take some website image assets of a recently finished Global G5000 cabin seating before it was returned to it’s owner. The aircraft was still in maintenance hangar while they finished off last minute details and testing. The aviation industry being what it is, things have to checked, double checked and checked again! … “Hurry up and Wait”
So, rather than waste the time I decided to generate some images for Farnborough Aircraft Interiors website for them. The workshop and stores had colour and texture everywhere. Perfect for creating some great images…I couldn’t resining the rainbow of yarn bobbins in the sewing room.
The workshop had some projects in early stages of restoration & some finished seats. The craftsmanship is incredible, millimetre perfect stitching compliment the grain and pattern of materials. Seeing the lads in the workshop calmly and skilfully working the leather was a treat to watch.
We got the call… and scrambled across the airfield to the maintenance hangar. The aircraft had finished & passed its last tests out on the apron. Unfortunately it had taken a little longer than planned, we were now up against the clock and failing light.
The light coming through the windows was dropping fast. Change of plan… I decided the only way was to set the camera up on a tripod and slow the shutter down. The image below was a blend of several images with different exposures to get a balance of light. The engineers powered up the aircraft and put the cabin lighting on which brought it to life.
As the sun set over Farnborough Airport, there was just time for 1 last photo. Well… It would have been wrong to waste it wouldn’t it!!!