Luke Archer Photography

I have recently relocated from Bristol to Hertfordshire. Inheritance remains my current long-term project. In 2011 I was nominated for Black and White Magazines under 30’s Photographer of the Year. I was the joint winner of the 2011 South West Graduate Photography Prize. I have exhibited extensively in Bristol as part of the 2010 and 2012 Bristol Festival of Photography as well as the 2011 Royal West of England Academy’s Open Photography. My portrait of the Marquess of Bath is held in the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection. The book version of Inheritance was displayed at Ffotogallery’s Book Arts Fayre 2012. I joined the Vignette Magazine team in winter 2011 and I am now features editor.
If you would like to know more about any of my projects or purchase a print please get in touch.

Lord Brabazon: House of Lords Mouse Problem

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Ivon Moore-Brabazon, 3rd Baron Brabazon of Tara

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Born 1946

Educated at Harrow School

Succeeded his father in 1977

President of the UK Warehousing Association

Has had to deal with the Palace of Westminster’s continued mouse problem

Party: Non-Affiliated  (due to role as deputy speaker)


John Moore-Brabazon, 1st Baron Brabazon of Tara

Born 1884.

Educated at Harrow School, Trinity College Cambridge.

During University holidays he was a mechanic to Charles Rolls of Rolls Royce.

In 1907 he won Circuit des Ardennes the first closed circuit automobile race.

On the 2nd of May 1909 Brabazon became the first Englishman to make an officially recognized flight in England.

On the 30th October 1909 proved that pigs could fly by suspending a piglet ( icacrus  II)  in a basket to one of struts of his plane. Possibly the first live cargo flight.

The first person to receive a UK pilot’s license.

Joined the flying corps during World War One and became a pioneer of aerial photography. He was later awarded the military cross.

MP for Chatham 1918-1920 and later for Wllasey.

Minister of Transport 1940.

Minister of Aircraft Production 1941.

Raised to the peerage in 1942.

Appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Bristih Empire in 1953.

Involved in the production of the Bristol Brabazon, the largest civilian plane to be built in Britain.

Died 1964.

Party: Conservative.

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