Zoggavia presents a collection of aircraft photos exploring the beauty, sensuality, form and design of classic airliners of the 50s, 60s and 70’s. The airplanes are a powerful symbol that has stirred the dreams and ambitions of men and women for 100 years. These aircraft that were created out of passion remain even more beautiful and alluring today. These "Classic Airliners" are an exploration of the multiple and complex roles that these airplanes have played in our lives and is a celebration of the classic aircraft enduring beauty. Welcome to the treasures of Zoggavia′s propliner and jetliner collection. Step in to the fascinating era of the airline business, when four- and two engine piston Propliners dominated the scenery or coexisted with their jet replacements for numerous years. Also marvel when carriers marketing focused on various equipment types, routes and colorful paint schemes. Follow the ever changing airport scenes and views inside the cabin of various types of aircraft.
At the age of 10, I had my first flight experience with a Globe Air Dart Herald on a flight over the Alps. From that moment to now, I have been hooked on planes. Visiting the nearest airport, every weekend, so I could photograph planes as they arrive and depart. Since then I am an aviation photographer. I collect slides and related items of classic Prop- and Jetliners - especially the Lockheed Constellation, the Douglas DC-7 and the Comet. In the meantime the Zoggavia’s Connie Collection represents one of the most versatile collections in the world. Another experience in my life has been the digital age - in photography as well in e-business. Enabling me to network for expanding the Zoggavia collection and to be creative in digital imaging process
The making of Zoggavia digital imaging
In earlier days the cameras and films were of a different quality than today producing images with imperfections and subject to ageing. The arrival of the internet and digital age however opened totally new opportunities to enhance, (re)store and share the testimonials of that time in their original beauty. This is not a job, but a passion that borders insanity. We are consistently in pursuit of creating the perfect aviation image.