13th March 2019 · ‘From Railways to Royalty’

Presenter: Jack Boskett

An audience of 52 were entertained by Jack Boskett’s presentation entitled “From Railways To Royalty” at our March meeting in Cardiff.

Jack is something of a rarity within our hobby, he is young and has been a professional photographer for almost 10-years. We saw both railway and non-railway subjects, those images of railway subjects were superbly crafted with imaginative and innovative compositions, some were monochrome and many others, colour; Jack uses theatrical props and volunteer actors to enhance the atmosphere of his images.

He does freelance work for publications such as Rail and The Railway Magazine, the Telegraph, the Times, publicity work for Pathfinder Tours and GWR. In addition he has photographed stars of stage and screen, such as John Bishop, Rachel Riley and Tim Vine; also, he has captured excellent images of members of the Royal family when there is a railway connection.

We saw some superb silhouettes of railway subjects, many taken close to his home in Tewkesbury, and he is an advocate of using monochrome to produce timeless images. His range of subjects included his “house” rabbit who even has a railway themed name, Brunel!

Throughout his presentation, Jack talked effortlessly and with great humour, all without notes. A thoroughly recommended presentation.