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Good Bye, Michel Gilliand

Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:26 pm

Sadly our friend and Airliner.net photographer Michel Gilliand left us forever on July 10th.

I did not know him personally but had exchanged several mails with him in the last few years. He was one of the great Paris-ramp photographers and has posted here some great stuff – but this is only a small extract of his work, a real treasure for all classic airliner collectors.


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Good bye Michel, I will miss your mails (and scans). Rest in peace.
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RE: Good Bye, Michel Gilliand

Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:38 am

That Air Afrique Cargo shot is stunning

Rest In Peace, sir
 
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RE: Good Bye, Michel Gilliand

Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:05 pm

Great collection...

R.I.P.
 
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RE: Good Bye, Michel Gilliand

Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:13 pm

Great collection indeed.

His last added photo is atypical...


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RE: Good Bye, Michel Gilliand

Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:40 pm

Well, that's a great shame. Michel did a wonderful job of documenting civil aviation in Paris and elsewhere and I'm very grateful that he decided to share his photos with the wider public at a.net.

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RE: Good Bye, Michel Gilliand

Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:29 pm

A shocking loss. We corresponded for a time in the heyday of slide trading and I am truly saddened by the news.

Reposer en paix

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RE: Good Bye, Michel Gilliand

Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:43 am

Great collection indeed.

My condolences to Michel's family and friends.

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RE: Good Bye, Michel Gilliand

Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:51 am

A wonderful collection of images, a joy to look through.

Rest in Peace, Michel.

Best regards,

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RE: Good Bye, Michel Gilliand

Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:04 pm

Oh man. I really can't believe it! What a fabulous chap!!!!! Stunning library of amazing photos!
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RE: Good Bye, Michel Gilliand

Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:29 pm

Have always enjoyed his Mercure 100 images. A sad loss for sure.
 
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RE: Good Bye, Michel Gilliand

Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:30 pm

I'm sitting in my office looking at a 1984 edition of JP Airline fleets, and there is Michel Gilliand, contributing a photo of a Republique du Mali Bae146 at CDG, in fact, this one:


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It isn't the same photo in the JP book, but it looks to be from the same sequence.

A great collection full of wonderful things. R.I.P.
 
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RE: Good Bye, Michel Gilliand

Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:38 am

His and Perry Hoppe's are some of the best slide scans I've seen. RIP Michel.
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RE: Good Bye, Michel Gilliand

Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:09 pm

Indeed a sad loss.

Producing scans of this quality from slides is not easy - Michel was a craftsman.

It makes me wonder how long before this becomes a lost art. Are there any 'youngsters' keeping the tradition going?

People can argue about the relative merits of film & digital, but one look at Michel's pics shows that slides (even after scanning) are 'different' to digital and result in images that cannot be directly reproduced with a DSLR.

Cheers,

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