Capturing the miracle of flight is our business, from the graceful elegance of airliners and corporate jets to the unadulterated power of historic and modern combat aircraft. The Plane Picture Company delivers incredible imagery of aircraft in flightÉthe results will simply amaze you.
Showcasing the award-winning work of John Dibbs, The Plane Picture Company delivers an exciting range of aviation photography services, both stills and moving image. John Dibbs has developed a unique approach to aviation imagery and is widely regarded as the worldÕs leading air-to-air photographer.
John and his wife established The Plane Picture Company in London in 1993 with a vision to provide a comprehensive range of aviation imagery services to the industry. In response to international demand, the company relocated and is now based in Seattle, Washington. An experienced and dedicated production team compliments JohnÕs creative talent, providing a broad range of services including:
Air-to-air photographic Assignments, both stills and moving image
Stock Library, exclusively presenting the complete John Dibbs archive of air-to-air imagery
Publishing the full range of John Dibbs books and calendars, including the famous 'Flying Legends' series
Aviation production services, including sourcing of aircraft, and historical aviation consultancy
ABOUT JOHN DIBBS
John grew up in North London where his passion for aviation was inspired by his father. A natural artist, John began his career in a London photographic studio where he was able to cultivate his graphic design and photographic talents. His love and knowledge of aviation led him to specialise in air-to-air images, where he soon established himself as an exciting new talent. Combining his technical knowledge with an artistic flair, JohnÕs innovative style of photography became his trademark.
His attention to detail and eye for historical accuracy quickly earned him an unrivalled reputation in the field of warbird photography and this naturally translated across to both the commercial sector and military aviation and included moving image. John was the photographer/director of choice for British Airways when the airline launched its new livery with air-to-air moving footage and stills. This prestigious account brought John worldwide acclaim and attracted similar commissions from other leading corporations, such as Virgin Atlantic Airways and TAG Aviation.
In the publishing world, JohnÕs striking images have adorned the covers of all the leading aviation magazines for the past decade, including Flight Journal and Air & Space in the US, Aircraft Illustrated and Flypast in the UK.
His warbird work is show-cased by the highly-acclaimed Flying Legends calendar which John publishes and personally oversees at every stage. John has also authored 8 books. (link to publishing).
Driven by a constant desire to Ōget the perfect shotÕ, JohnÕs passion extends beyond hardware. John has a close group of hand picked specialist formation pilots that he works with to ensure that safety is never compromised and that the time airborne is maximised. Over the years John has established an exceptional working relationship with these talented pilots who are key to his operation. John has also built relationships with many of the veterans who flew combat in the aircraft that he now photographs. Utilising his in-depth knowledge of World War 2 aviation, John is sought after as a consultant for historical collections.
Extensive aviation and photographic knowledge combined with raw talent and a passion for getting it right, have earned John his reputation as the best in the business.
PRESIDENT PAM DIBBS
As co-founder of the company and with a background in business management and training, Pam is responsible for directing all of the companyÕs activities overseeing sales, marketing, key accounts and production.
Plane Picture Company represents the work of master aviation
photographer, John Dibbs. Award winning air-to-air specialist,
John Dibbs undertakes both stills and movie photographic assignment
work. The Plane Picture Company also offers an image stock service
and publishes the successful Flying Legends Calendar and Book series.