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Mel Lawerence  
User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3943 posts, RR: 22
Posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1161 times:

Anyone here familiar or a fan of Mel Lawerence's work ? If you like the classic airliners of the late 50s up to the mid 70s like I do then take a look at his sizable, globetrotting portfolio.

They may not be perfectly composed or beautifully lit and the film my not be Kodachrome, but they do bring back some really great memories, especially the Braniff's of the 60s.

I believe he also has 2 books out featuring this genre of aircraft.

Thomas


"Show me the Braniffs"
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User currently offlineJoe pries From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1957 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

Thomas, im very pleased to tell you that all of Lawrence's shots are on square mount kodachromes. i know cause i've put some of em in the projector at several slide shows in the past few years.

long live kodachrome!!!!!!!


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3943 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

Hi Joe,

I was not certain that all the images on A.Net were Kodachrome or not as some here have a faded apperance.

Regardless, these are fun to look at.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineDsmav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1030 times:

I absolutely love his work. His photos bring back great memories of watching those old airliners as a child. Oh what I would do for a time machine..... Where is H.G. Wells when you need him!?  

Aric Thalman
Omaha, NE



To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home
User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1023 times:

HAHAHAHA DSM Just wat I was thinking  

C. Wassell



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineMidway DC9-10 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

What books has he published? I may be interested in buying them. I personally love his work! I think it is great to be able to go back in time by look at his pics.
As much as I wish I owned these, this is the next best thing.

Thanks Mel,

Dave


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3943 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

The series of books are called SKYLINERS the latest being #3 "A journey to Asia". Mel e-mailed me saying that a 4th and possibly a 5th book will be out next year.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineBlueswift From Montserrat, joined Jun 2000, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

I thought he was a SHE. That is Mel for Melanie  
Oh well thats my stupidity for you !


User currently offlineCicadajet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 987 times:

Mel Lawrence's stuff is a treasure.. outstanding!!!
(i hope there's more!!)

Tom


User currently offlineF27 From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 972 times:

I recon it is great brings back some meories for me. i wish i had of shot a lot of the types i worked on in the 70's 80's and early 90's

User currently offlinePropfreak From Switzerland, joined Mar 2000, 157 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 966 times:

his stuff is absolutely great, especially from places far away like Salisbury/Rhodesia or those from Asia. it's refreshing to see the old monsters come alive again, belching smoke and fire.
timemachine would be indeed a nice thing to have  


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 969 times:
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Hi all

Yes, Mel's shots are fantastic.

Please do not forget Eduard Marmet on this site. Some great atmospheric shots!!

Mel and Eduard......keep 'em coming!!

Regards
Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


User currently offlineEduard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 946 times:

Hi everybody

Indeed I agree with you all ! Me too I love to look at Mel's pictures and to feel the aviation world of the 50'ies and 60'ies. I was to young to have memories of those times (with 3 years I flew with SWR DC6 and TWA Connie over the atlantic - I regret to be unable to remember me).
It is really a great, great work from Mel: don't forget, that cameras and films were not as sophisticated as they are today.

regards,
Eduard - Basle, Switzerland


User currently offlineExnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 938 times:

I also want to thank Mel for preserving so much history on film. Thanks especially for spending so much time here in Texas getting priceless shots like these:


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