On the night of March 20th, 1943, the crew of Lancaster bomber of ED761, 57 Squadron, took part in a raid against Berlin. Terrible weather conditions forced many planes to turn back, but ED761 pressed on to complete the mission. On their return journey over The Netherlands, they fell victim to a German Me110 night-fighter.
The Lancaster crashed with no survivors. The crash site was a farm owned by Bob Van Wyk's Grandfather. His Grandfather, with the help the people of Waverveen, recovered the crew and gave them a proper burial.
All these years later, the farmer's son, Bob, remains in contact with several of the bomber crew's families and some of the people of Waverveen.
This print is a tribute to the air crew who's courage and sacrifice make our freedom possible.
If you have a great idea for an art piece that you'd like to see come to life, feel free to contact me anytime. I'd love to work with you to create something unique.
Since 2009 I've been shooting all types of subject matter for various commercial clients, including cars, motorcycles, and private jets, to portraits, products, documentary, sports.
For the past three years I have enjoyed being a part-time professor with Humber College's Creative Photography program as well.
My passion project however, is my aviation artwork. For the last 12 years I have been creating, re-imagining, and producing fine art prints, some of which have been published, won awards, and been shown in galleries.
The most rewarding for me though, is meeting fellow enthusiasts and Veterans, and hearing their stories whenever I'm a vendor at various airshows.
As an artist, and a member of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association, one of my lifetime passion projects is the creation of aviation art work. Combining my photography and professional retouching skills, I try to bring my vivid imagination to life.
Retouching and re-imagining is an integral part of being a creative photographer. It is also a service that I extend to my clients, including Transcontinental Interactive, Indigo, LCBO, and many others.