This Nine-Year Long Photography Project Reveals Rarely-Seen NASA Objects
After watching the first shuttle mission in ’81, when he was 11, Benedict Redgrove became infatuated with space exploration. The established English photographer, who’s clean, design-minded images reflect his love for innovation and industry, has just unveiled his newest project, a book which has been in the works for the past nine years. Painstakingly capturing 200 objects from NASA’s iconic archive of technological achievements, the photobook, “NASA - Past and Present Dreams of the Future” gives a glimpse into the space program’s most restricted areas.
Redgrove’s process for the series was to capture each object using digital backs on technical cameras, which sometimes took 60 exposures, then retouched to remove them from their backgrounds, creating a seamless collection which reveal fine details. To help fund the project, a Kickstarter campaign will run from Saturday July 20th to Tuesday August 20th celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. The first 100 people to purchase a book will receive a signed copy along with their name printed in the book. There will be a variety of Kickstarter Pledges available including signed limited-edition prints and one-off Gallery size pieces of artwork. The book will official drop in November worldwide.
Words: Paola de Oliveira
Photography: Benedict Redgrove