Here’s another fun trivia about the lunar missions — no, a family photoshoot wasn’t actually done on the moon, no matter how cool that would be – one astronaut purposely left a photo print of his family on the moon’s surface.
On his third and final trip to the moon, Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke left a small family photo on the lunar surface. Using the specialized Hasselblad camera that they had brought, he took some photos as a reminder.
The portrait – wrapped in a clear plastic bag — shows Duke with his wife Dorothy, and their two sons Charles and Thomas, and it has been there since 1972.
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
What can be done with old printed photographs which no longer serve fascination in the digital age? Polish artist Weronika Gęsicka re-imagines these vintage prints in to new images and frames of passed time and emphasizes the importance of print in the matter of memory.
Sometimes it truly isn’t about the destination, but it’s more about the travels and sights that take your breath away along the way. Brandon Harman’s photos are timeless and capture the perfect connection between nature and people.
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