thomasphoto60
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Mel Lawerence

Thu Dec 21, 2000 4:59 pm

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"
 
joe pries
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RE: Mel Lawerence

Thu Dec 21, 2000 11:52 pm

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!!!!!!!
 
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RE:Mel Lawerence

Fri Dec 22, 2000 12:00 am

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"
 
DSMav8r
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RE: RE:Mel Lawerence

Fri Dec 22, 2000 12:13 am

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
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RE: Mel Lawerence

Fri Dec 22, 2000 12:33 am

HAHAHAHA DSM Just wat I was thinking  

C. Wassell
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RE: Mel Lawerence

Fri Dec 22, 2000 3:29 am

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
 
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RE: Mel Lawerence

Fri Dec 22, 2000 3:47 am

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"
 
Blueswift
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RE: Mel Lawerence

Fri Dec 22, 2000 3:56 am

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

Fri Dec 22, 2000 12:40 pm

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

Tom
 
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RE: Mel Lawerence

Fri Dec 22, 2000 4:56 pm

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
 
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RE: Mel Lawerence

Fri Dec 22, 2000 7:40 pm

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  
 
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RE: Mel Lawerence

Fri Dec 22, 2000 8:01 pm

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
 
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RE: Mel Lawerence

Mon Dec 25, 2000 12:35 am

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
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RE: Mel Lawerence

Mon Dec 25, 2000 3:17 pm

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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