Bomber Jacket Photo Project...

Discussion in '**ANNOUNCEMENTS**' started by johnslemp, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. johnslemp

    johnslemp New Member

    Messages:
    5
    Hello Folks!

    I must admit that until recently I was unaware of this group, but I've undertaken a project that might be of interest to the members. I'm a commercial photographer in Atlanta, with a specialization in Aviation. Over the holidays I began photographing WWII "bomber jackets", or as they are more properly known, A2 jackets. I'm specifically seeking jackets with hand-painted artwork, preferably on both sides, from the WWII period. The present condition is irrelevant. All who participate will receive a free print of each side of the jacket for their efforts.

    The eventual goal is to create an exhibition (with life-sized prints), a book, or both.

    Additional details, including my contact information, can be found here: http://aerographsblog.com/wordpress/?p=1457

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have...
     
  2. dujardin

    dujardin Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,405
    Location:
    Belgium
    that's a great idea (project)

    by the way, welcome aboardddddddddddd
     
  3. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,413
    welcome to the abusement park.
     
  4. johnslemp

    johnslemp New Member

    Messages:
    5
    Thanks guys...
     
  5. DiamondDave

    DiamondDave Active Member

    Messages:
    713
    Location:
    Tulsa, OK
    WELCOME TO THE BOOBY HATCH!

    I think this is a great idea, and a traveling exhibition would be very cool to see. Wish that I owned more painted originals, as I would love to participate, but I do wish you all the best luck with the project, from one artist and artisan to another.
     
  6. johnslemp

    johnslemp New Member

    Messages:
    5
    Hello Dave!

    Thanks so much. The project has received some good, actually great response so far. Will keep everyone posted as to progress…
     
  7. flyboy

    flyboy Member

    Messages:
    776
    Location:
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Great idea. :eek: .....looking so much forward to the result.
     
  8. johnslemp

    johnslemp New Member

    Messages:
    5
    Hello Gents!

    Back with an update. To date, 29 jackets have been photographed, including 7 in June at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida, and just last week, 13 more were photographed at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in DC. While I'm still processing the images from last week, 16 are posted to my website, and can be seen here: http://aerographs.photoshelter.com/inde ... IwSfHDZ.GQ

    If you know of anyone who has an ORIGINAL A-2 or G-1 from WWII, please consider putting us in touch. My email is john@aerographs.com and I can be reached via cell at (404) 245-2411.

    In advance, Thanks!

    John
     
  9. Stony

    Stony Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,298
    Location:
    WA, USA
    I hate to be picky, but they're called "flight jackets". Bomber jacket was a term coined by civilian makers after the war.

    Sorry for being so "type A".
     
    Thomas Koehle and MeachamLake like this.
  10. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,246
    Location:
    Kansas, USA
    In addition, how many G-1s were WWII issue?
    Dave
     
  11. Stony

    Stony Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,298
    Location:
    WA, USA
    Hi Dave, you go to the SOS since we met there in 2014? I might go there next year.
     
  12. MeachamLake

    MeachamLake Active Member

    Messages:
    112
    Location:
    North West, United Kingdom
    I do agree with this, despite it seeming incredibly pedantic! 'Flight jacket' is a far better term, particularly when you consider not all the jackets were even worn in bombers.

    What an absolutely fantastic project. Your photos are terrific John - please keep us updated on your progress! And be sure to get as many photos of other WW2 jackets - there's some B3, B-6 and D-1 shearling jackets which all have fantastic artwork on them.
     
  13. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,246
    Location:
    Kansas, USA
    Stony, Have not been back. I don’t collect like I did now that I retired. Linda said, “...well, we could go back” so we’ll see.
    Dave
     
  14. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,798
    Flightengineer likes this.

Share This Page