The Ford Trimotor (also called the "Tri-Motor", and nicknamed "The Tin Goose") was a three-engined transport that was first produced in 1925 by the companies of Henry Ford and that continued to be produced until June 7, 1933. Throughout its time in production, a total of 199 Ford Trimotors were produced. Although it was designed for the civil aviation market, this aircraft was also used by military units, and it was sold all over the world. This particular model, tail number N9683, has been fully restored and currently hangs in the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Prints are from lovingly restored estate oversized negatives.
My name is Henri Bersoux. When I started taking pictures in the early seventies you had to know how to compose a good picture, evaluate lighting and other factors, and catch the moment. There were no computer programs to fix redeye and no cameras with automatic white balance bracketing.
Today everyone is a photographer. What today's small army of digital photographers cannot do, however, is travel back in time and capture a long lost moment. But I can. I find the lost or overlooked negatives and bring them back to life. I still take pictures for my own pleasure, and some of them will be here, but I find greater pleasure and "treasure" in bringing old negatives back to life.
When I say, "restoration," I mean just that. It holds the...
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