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RIP Richard Cooke

Old 12th Oct 2018, 08:53
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RIP Richard Cooke

Photographer Richard Cooke has passed away...

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Old 12th Oct 2018, 10:59
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Me - I didn't
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 11:17
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I was more a fan of this picture.

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CGB, yes! That was always No.1.

No.2 was:

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"Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth"

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Old 12th Oct 2018, 22:08
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RIP Richard
I really enjoyed his 1985 BBC Docu The Moment Of Truth
He mounted a camera on the brake chute bay of a 2 seat Hunter and flew in it with Brian Hoskins to get that absolutely lovely pic of the Red Arrows head on in formation.
I could not find the Docu on YouTube with a quick search,if nobody else can find it online I could try to upload my recorded copy next week sometime.
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Old 13th Oct 2018, 05:13
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Galleries of his photos here:

RICHARD COOKE | Aircraft Photographs

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I've found the video:

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Well done IFT - saves me a little head scratching
Although I did manage to find the dvd last night just in case.
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Such talent and skill.

There's a lot of copycatting in the world of ait to air photography, but very few are able to copy Cooke, and when ghey do its usually from a commercial platform dedicated to the role. I think that speaks volumes about his work.
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