Copyright of early hang gliding photos


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Copyright of early hang gliding photos

Art based on a photo by George Uveges of Richard Miller flying his Bamboo Butterfly in 1967
Richard Miller flying his Bamboo Butterfly in 1967. Photo by George Uveges.

Most of the images on the early hang gliding pages are my artistic derivations of contemporary photos by a small number of photographers. Their efforts and skill at using film cameras in the second half of the 20th century averted the risk of this history being solely one of hearsay, text, and drawings.

However, those photographs do not belong to me…

Ground Skimmer, Hang Gliding, and contemporary magazines

Using a hand-held camera, I photographed the pages of the printed publications in which the photos appear. (I have a tripod and even a flat-bed scanner, but I used neither.) I then added an effect that makes the resulting images look as though they are printed on textured material, which to some extent they were.

Glider Rider

I obtained permission to use photos that appear in the broadsheet hang gliding and powered ultralight periodical Glider Rider from the copyright holders; the publishers of the later Ultralight Flying! which became Light Sport and Ultralight Flying magazine. I annotate all such photos accordingly. I do not use the textured effect on those photos.

Glider Rider gang in 1979
Glider Rider gang in 1979 — publisher Tracy Knauss front center. Reprinted courtesy Light Sport and Ultralight Flying magazine.

In addition, I used to provide a link to the Ultralight Flying! magazine web site (and, from September 2006, to the Light Sport and Ultralight Flying web site) from each page containing a photo from Glider Rider. However, after the cessation of that magazine in 2016, that web site no longer exists, so I deleted those links.

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