Then and now
The other day I had a delightful surprise when I received a comment from Stuart Nimmo the son of my favourite photographer – Neil Nimmo who I worked with way back in the fifties.
Stuart - a writer and documentary maker who lives in
Neil was indeed a very great success but always avoided his own publicity. Unfortunately he died 20 years ago, he had Parkinson's disease, but while I visited him we found planning his 1944 story a great project to tackle together.
I know that he would be thrilled to hear that his photography is still appreciated, as I think it should be, as a photographer he had the two rare skills of being able to anticipate the exact split second when to trigger the shutter, and a rare ability with light and shade, his great hero was Rembrandt!
Neil was a RAF bomber pilot and on Easter Monday 1944 he was shot down over
by Hauptman Helmut. Stuart has written a
book Perilous Moonlight about his father's adventures and having read some of the reviews I can’t wait to
download it to my Kindle. France
Who knew the gentle humorous man I knew had been such a hero. He would have been the last person to speak of it
See photos below.