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Skyscan Company Profile

Skyscan is the husband and wife partnership of Brenda and Andy Marks based at their home/office north of Cheltenham in the Cotswolds.

Established in 1984 in the pre drone era, they photographed Britain from the air using an innovative tethered balloon borne platform on which was mounted a remotely controlled camera system with feed down through the cable to a TV monitor in the ground vehicle, a Land Rover, enabling the pictures to be framed as required.

With this highly manoeuvrable system they built up a large aerial photolibrary over thirty-five years and completed several book projects as Authors as well as supplying aerial photographs to all sectors of the publishing, advertising and media industries. Many of these are timeless photographs of classic Britain captured in stunning detail from low and relatable heights.

From 1997 Skyscan represented many other aerial and aviation photographers, supplying and licensing their photographs through the Skyscan Photolibrary. These photographers used a variety of aerial platforms to capture their imagery including masts, helicopters, planes, drones and even satellites

Old aerial photos of the UK

In 1997 Skyscan developed a service to locate and supply historic aerial photographs of the UK using their extensive knowledge of the industry to search out old air photos for their clients from the millions of aerial photographs captured over several decades residing in archives around the country.
Skyscan used their knowledge to search these sources to locate site and aerial date specific photos for their clients, principally to use as historic evidence in land disputes and environmental investigations.

As an extension of this service, the opportunities arose in 2008 and 2009 to acquire the large and important historic aerial archives of the London Aerial and Chorley Handford/ Realistic companies who were prominent in the UK aerial photography business from 1958 to recent times. Further details can be found by following the above links.
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