BA (Hons) Commercial Photography students have been working with aviation artist David Bent on Bournemouth Air Festival.

Students spent four days at the festival with David and were given access to shoot from unusual locations including hotel roofs and the RFA Argus.

Conrad Tracy, Course Leader & Principal Lecturer said: “We are excited to be collaborating with both the Bournemouth Air Festival and the Internationally respected aviation artist David Bent. The collaboration gives our students the opportunity to use their skills and creativity while working on a fascinating project, during a festival that is important to Bournemouth, both culturally and economically. We look forward to the outcomes, exhibition and publication, and hope this will the first of many joint projects.” 

Will Ablett said: The project has been brilliant. We were given unprecedented access to the Air Festival – even spending a day on the roof of the Marriott hotel. That was great, we had to go through a cupboard, up a ladder, through a loft etc but the views were so worth it. We saw parts of the air festival no one else could. It’s been great to collaborate with David and work in new ways.”