Eight aerial photographs showing Jersey from the Air are to feature on a set of stamps to be issued by Jersey Post on 1 April 2021. The images have been captured by local photography business, Bam Perspectives using drone technology.
Jersey is known for its picturesque scenery. Over the centuries, the Island has been sketched, painted and photographed by numerous artists and photographers and from countless viewpoints. Bam Perspectives has taken a very different, and distinctly 21st century, approach using UAVs or drones to capture dramatic, and often surprising, imagery.
James Dann, Jersey Post’s Philatelic Brand Manager comments: ‘The sky really was the limit in terms of what we could feature on these stamps. We were keen to include images of iconic landmarks but taken from rarely seen angles, as well as some of the Island’s lesser known beauty spots. The result is a really unique and striking set of stamps.’
Featured across the stamps are: La Hougue Bie, St Catherine’s Breakwater, fields in sunlight in the parish of Trinity, St Helier at night, kayaks at Sorel Point, Jersey cows, Corbière Lighthouse and a tractor towing a boat at St Ouen’s Bay.
Marc Le Cornu of Bam Perspectives has been flying drones since 2015. As well as having one of his images published in National Geographic Traveler Magazine, he has won a number of awards including the 2018 Photobox Instagram Photography Awards (PIPAs) sports category and the abstract category of the 2019 Drone Awards at the Siena International Photography Awards (SIPA). Most recently Le Cornu had an image shortlisted in the motion category of the World Photography Organisation's 2020 Sony World Photography Awards.
Jersey Post’s Jersey from the Air stamps will be available to buy from all branches of Jersey Post from 1 April 2021. Philatelic stamp products such as souvenir sheetlets, first day covers and presentation packs will be available from the Jersey post offices at Broad Street, St Helier and Rue Des Pres, St Saviour on issue day and can be ordered now at www.jerseystamps.com or by telephoning the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on: 00 44 (0)1534 616717.