Take to the sky

November 16th, 2009 by Susannah

Prop Studio Plane Setting 2

Prop Studio Plane Setting 1

I have posted one of these studio/prop aeroplane photographs before {over here}. I am strangely drawn to them, perhaps because some look so peculiar? There’s something very bizarre and disconcerting about some of them.

Is it the proportion and warped scale? Or is it setups and strange anomalies like the spooky bodiless boy gripping on for dear life with his lone hand (left)…or could it be the expression on their faces? Don’t they look like they’re having a great time in the photo below? I am sure they are supposed to be having fun!

Unfortunately these images don’t have a great deal of information on the back. The one at the top was taken in 1928 and the one to the left was taken at the Spence Lees Studios, Laxey. And that’s unfortunately all I know about them. I wish I knew where they were all taken, was it at a studio, a portable studio at a funfair, on a pier, who are the people, what were they doing? Why did they decide to have their picture in the faux plane? It’s all a bit of a mystery really!

Prop Studio Plane Setting 3

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