When local photographer Denny Rowland went aloft
with his camera to record towns, villages and familiar
landmarks across Sussex, he created a unique archive
of one of Britain’s most beautiful counties.
His PZL-104 Wilga single-prop aircraft can fly at
extremely low speeds – down to 55mph –
enabling the photographer to capture pin-sharp images
of the ground below. Flying at 1,500ft over urban
areas and down to 500ft over the countryside, Denny
produced probably the finest-ever selection of aerial
photographs of Sussex.
Brighton and Hove, Worthing, Bognor, Chichester, Eastbourne,
Crawley, Haywards Heath and the rest of the county
are shown in colourful detail, from castles and stately
homes to solitary lighthouses and the bustle of working
ports. As Richard Taylor, picture editor of The
Argus, has said, “The quality of the images
is truly outstanding.
In Sussex from the Air, Denny Rowland’s
work is shown at its best and the book will be a long-lasting
and unique souvenir of the county. It will delight
all who live here and all who visit.