You've seen the iconic images of the first manned moon landing. Now, marvel at these recently-recovered, very first photographs of the lunar surface!
Before Neil Armstrong and his legendary crew made history as the first men on the moon, NASA sent a few unmanned missions there to help determine the appropriate landing sites for the Apollo program. Each of these spacecrafts housed a custom built 70mm Kodak camera which took photographs of the surface of the moon and then beamed them back to Earth. A number of these photographs were made public soon after, but the rest remained hidden, away from the public eye, until today.
“Extraterrestrial” is the third part to the ongoing “The Invisible Photograph” series by the Hilman Photography Initiative of the Carnegie Museum of Art. The 21-minute long video documents the entire process of recovering the photographs from the tapes from all five lunar missions during the late ’60s, just shortly before Apollo 11 landed in 1969. The story was pieced together through interviews with individuals from the small team that made up the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project (LOIRP) led by Dennis Wingo and Keith Cowing, as well as archive footage that explained the purpose of the unmanned lunar missions.
Watch the entire video below:
All information in this article were sourced from “The Invisible Photograph” series by the Hilman Photography Initiative of the Carnegie Museum of Art.
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Since Lomography launched its new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens project on Kickstarter, we've been seeing a variety of pictures, from images of snow monkeys in Japan to behind-the-scenes shots of New York Fashion Week. Many of these pictures were shot with digital cameras, but we've yet to see how the Petzval 58 performs on an analog Canon Rebel camera loaded with black and white, and x-pro film. Join us on a trip through the heart of New York's Chinatown during the Lunar New Year Parade.
These images, said to be the first color photographs of Bali, Indonesia, were taken by National Geographic photographer Franklin Price Knott during a journey through Japan, China, the Philippines, Bali, and India back in 1927 at the age of 73.
Trek the globe without leaving the comforts of your own home by marveling at these breathtaking panoramas taken by our awesome lomographers in the community (also, find out how you can earn piggies and have your very own photographs be featured on the Online Shop)!
You are probably already familiar with our German Petzval LomoAmigo Steffen Böttcher, aka Stilpirat. He recently released his very first audio book about his adventures as photographer, "Abenteuer Fotografie," featuring the beautiful Petzval lens on the cover. Through this competition, our German-speaking community gets the chance to win three of his audio books as well as his photo book about Ghana. So what do you need to do? Show us your lomographic adventures!
Making your very own LomoKino movie is really fun and rewarding, but it also requires some time and effort. Now here's some good news - Samplomat will make it easier for you! This desktop application is free for Mac and Windows systems. Let the LomoKino movie-making begin!
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If you are looking for some lomographic entertainment this month in your home city or if you are traveling the world and want some insider tips from our lomography teams, here’s a selection of what is going on in Lomography Gallery and Embassy Stores around the world.
In prime areas of New York and San Francisco, the phrase ‘rush hour’ is always on the menu. Drive up to Reno, and the same expression fizzles. Many roads are framed by mountains and shrubbery, a picture of calm in the city. But the night makes up for the day’s stilly mood. Casinos flaunt LED signs and marquees, a treat for urban photographers.