Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistMike Otley CollectionMOP
Description An RAF Phantom F4 fighter at 6,000ft, refuelling from a Hercules C130K Tanker somewhere in the Falkland Islands Protection Zone in 1986. Those are live missiles! The refuelling hose is constantly moving in an out - and as it does, it traverses across the slot from where this image was taken. The refuelling 'basket' collapses into the slot where the image is being captured when fully retracted. This is one frame from a sequence of 36 showing the entire refuelling process.
Mike Otley, Bracknell, UK Member Since February 2007 Artist Statement A life-long ‘Camera-Carrier’, I retired from the Royal Air Force as an aircraft electrical engineer in 1988 and became a professional photojournalist for two years before being persuaded to join the IT industry in 1990 where I jumped straight into the deep-end by running the global computer maintenance needs for American Airlines for three years for my employer.
My award-winning work has been published in numerous publications, both military and civilian, as well as the UK national press.
Recent years have seen me move almost exclusively into the digital world although I still continue to shoot 35mm film and Medium Format.
Today I tend to concentrate on 'Classic' cars of all makes and models and anything that can be classified as 'Transport'.