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Boom - PhotoDrones Films Bridge Demolition


PhotoDrones team was involved in the recording of the Merafield Bridge in Plympton. Pilot, Phil Conrad, flew the job with a small drone, and ground based time-lapse cameras so he could get close enough without overdue risk to the equipment. Phil remarked afterwards that the commercial use of drones is a growth industry and our team is glad to be in the vanguard, helping to form the way that the industry is growing.

London Drone Fliers - PhotoDrones and London Heliport ATC

Phil Conrad, Hugh Gilbert, and Ian Hunter of PhotoDrones were pleased to be invited to the London Heliport Air Traffic Control Unit to meet Air Traffic controllers, Lindsey, Lee and Senior ATC, Jeremy Browne to demonstrate their use of UAVs last week.

It is our belief that people should see the positive use of Drones. Our work involves flying in London to accomplish Building Surveys and Photography. PhotoDrones has a CAA approved Safety Case and Risk Assessment procedure, that means we can fly in London at relatively short notice subject to Air Traffic Control Clearance.

This young industry needs champions such as the London Heliport Staff, who are able to see the future use of drones in a positive light and the cost savings they can bring to photography and survey work alike.

Good to see Richard Foster's work in the Telegraph today

Photograph taken in Hugh Gilbert's Studio

Hugh Gilbert exhibits at the GX Gallery in Neiland's Choice Exhibition

You are invited to the opening of NEILAND’S CHOICE at the GX Gallery on Wednesday 4th of November, between 19.00 and 21.00

The exhibition includes work by 24 artists, including Raymond Yap, Simon Burton, Brad Faine, Christian Furr, William Packer, Val Archer, Sarah Armstrong-Jones, Sir Peter Blake, Grace Erskine Crum, James Fisher, Martin Fuller, Annabel Gault, Jason Gibilaro, Hugh Gilbert, Michael Harrison, David Hepher, Patrick Hughes, Andrzej Jackowski, David Mach, Danny Markey, Terry New, Tom Phillips (RA), Donald Smith, Justine Smith, Steve Thomas, John Wilkins and Brendan Neiland

GX Gallery
43 Denmark Hill
+44 (0)20 7703 8396

Testing my new Blog Page, thank you Tom

This morning I answered a post from a photo facility enquiring as to whether 1500 sq ft would be enough for a photo studio?

I suggested that the museum industry generally was spoilt rotten and I made do quite happily with 400 sq ft!!

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Hugh Gilbert
About the blog

A view of the contribution that artists make to the cultural history of our lives. I am privileged to visit many studios in my work, and am always astonished at the variety and beguiling nature of them. This project began in 2001, and will continue as long as I have the help of my (mostly) willing subjects.


All Images © Hugh Gilbert.

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