Do you like photography? Do you like celebrities? Do you like airports? Do you like photography of celebrities in airports? If you answered “Yes” to any of the above questions, then you’ll love the new retrospective book released by London Heathrow Airport’s longest serving “Resident Photographer” Dennis Stone.
Yesterday a present arrived in my mailbox from London’s Heathrow Airport, A Life At The Airport A Heathrow Photographer, by Dennis Stone and I didn’t put the book down until I had finished it.
While I am not a fan of celebrity photography, A Life At The Airport A Heathrow Photographer is a completely unique look at the work created by Dennis Stone during his 64 year tenure as a resident photographer at Heathrow Airport.
Aside from Stone’s unique unfettered access to Heathrow Airport and the comings and goings of its notable passengers, ranging from Joan Collins to The Queen’s Corgis, Stone has watched the airport grow since he first started work there at age 14 in 1946.
Throughout the years Stone has gotten to know a number of the celebrity’s he has photographed throughout the years and his images and insights noted in each of the photo captions is fascinating…with a wonderful Forward to the book being written by Sir Richard Branson, found of Virgin Atlantic Airways.
A Life At The Airport A Heathrow Photographer has been released in limited numbers and it is not for sale. 5,000 copies of the book are being distributed within the terminals for free (yes FREE), and are available from the airport’s Journey Team members in purple jackets.
The books became available on the 6th of August at Heathrow Airport in conjunction with the month long exhibit of Stone’s images in the Departures area at Terminal 5.
Below are a few photos of the book (including a photo of the cover of my copy of the book). The images in order are of Paul McCartney and his family; morning fog over the ramp in 1956; Joan Collins; Sir Richard Attenborough and a photo of Dennis Stone.
If you aren’t traveling through Heathrow Airport … start looking for this book used on Amazon or on eBay, it is fantastic both visually and in content.