Aviation photographer working throughout the UK

Michael Molloy produces images of aircraft, and fixed base operations for websites, company reports, brochures & advertising.

Aviation Photography

Two helicopters in flight
Photographs for the air industry

London aviation photographer Michael Molloy has produced images for both the Essex and Hertfordshire Air ambulance trusts and for private charter jet companies. He has been photographing helicopters for the last four years. This has included air to air photography, ground to air and static images, also portraits of the crew and celebrity visitors to the airfield.

Most of Mike's aviation photographs are used for websites, brochures and marketing, including fund raising by charities.

Email or give mike a call to get more information or to arrange a quote for any upcoming aviation photography.

Aviation Photography Portfolio

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Photograph of a chef in a commercial kitchen in Central London
Aviation photography

Aviation photography is a new sector for Mike, having previously undertaken assignments for both air ambulances, now a private charter company has employed Mike to photograph their luxury jets. Based at Stansted Airport the private jets fly across the globe transporting heads of state and celebrities.

Air-to-air Photography, photographing aircraft in the air using another aircraft as a platform requires special skills and experience, as the photo platform and target aircraft often fly low level while under moderate to high G-forces. Depending on the type of aircraft used, Mike will be positioned in the rear, sitting sideways while the aircraft manoeuvres through the sky.

With propeller aircraft and helicopters a slow shutter speed must be used to show blur on the rotors making air-to-air photography even more challenging.

Aerial photography

Flying in a helicopter or fixed wing aircraft to photograph buildings and construction sites. Recent clients have included a scaffolding company to show their products on central London buildings, and a city firm for images of their three London offices.

Aircraft brokerage Photography

Aircraft Sales Photography

Mike has been photographing private aircraft for brokerage companies for several years.

Mainly working on small to medium sized jets showing the interiors and exteriors at their best, but without misleading retouching. Aircraft need to be in a reasionably tidy condition, and in a suitable location, preferably outside, but images can be taken in hangers. Being able to have lights and instruments illuminated also helps. Obviously satte of the aircraft, location and timings can be very difficult to arrange, but Mike is very flexible and undestands the problems of scheduling these shoots.

The above project was photographed at Luton airport for a brokarage firm in 2020.

Estimated cost for similar shoot: £850.00 + travel and VAT

Project Details
  • Client: Jet Brokarage Company
  • Location: London Luton Airport
  • Shoot Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Post Production: Two Days
  • Number of images delivered: 24
An airliner photographed on the ground at an airport

London aviation photographer working throughout the UK for companies large and small, design studios and advertising agencies.