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Fish has been covering aviation and transportation security issues since September 15, 2001, after walking away from Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan following four days of documenting the worst aviation security disaster in history.

Having spent more than a decade-and-a-half as a full-time photojournalist, Fish now divides his time between building social media and social commerce strategies and solutions for global travel brands, along with researching aviation and transportation security.

Growing up at the end up New York's JFK International Airport's Runway 4R/22L probably explains Fish’s enjoyment of watching planes fly overhead. When not working or shooting photos, Fish can be found playing with (and cleaning up after) his three kids, chasing his dogs, standing in the kitchen cooking, monitoring radios public safety and federal radios and of course cheering for the Red Sox.

You can find Fish on Twitter at @flyingwithfish …and … join Fish every Thursday at 3:30pm EST as he hosts the weekly #TNI #Travel Chat on Twitter.

A Life At The Airport A Heathrow Photographer

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.

Happy Flying!

5 Responses

  1. You might want to also hit http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/london/hi/people_and_places/newsid_8892000/8892085.stm for some of the work he’s done.

    As you said – excellent stuff.

  2. o i would so want to get a copy of this but i am not going through heathrow till like this time next year!

    someone wanna get a copy for me 😉

  3. If I could I would. I was just through Heathrow five times this summer (not six because one flight was through London City Airport) before the photo exhibit opened and I am probably not headed back to Heathrow until early October after the exhibit ends.

    Sorry about that.

    Happy Flying!


  4. thanks anyway!!

  5. Thanks for pointing this out – picked up a copy yesterday! The woman I spoke with wasn’t sure if she was supposed to give them out and was surprised that I had heard about them. She said they had boxes full of them – if others are going through LHR in the next month you might be in luck as it seems that it not a widely publicized benefit.

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