Nine years in the making. Over 200 images of space exploration’s most iconic objects, as you’ve never seen them before. One man’s lifetime obsession with space and the achievements of NASA.
This is NASA: Past and Present Dreams of the Future, a new book and educational, experiential exhibiton from photographer Benedict Redgrove launching on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. With unprecedented access to NASA’s spacecraft, labs and facilities Redgrove has created a unique and powerful tribute to the pioneers of space exploration..
what people are saying:
“Benedict’s NASA images are some of the most awe inspiring, finely produced images I’ve had the pleasure of working with. The file quality, the lighting and attention to detail is second to none. You can feel his deep passion for NASA and Space come through in every shot - a true labour of love.”
Creative Director WIRED (UK)
“The culmination of nine years documenting the many aspects of the US space programme, Benedict Redgrove’s NASA project is shot in his distinctive style, with an almost scientific rigour that befits the subject matter. This body of work gives a fascinating insight into Man’s quest for the stars that will appeal to both space enthusiasts and a wider audience beyond.”
“This unique and stunning collection of images beautifully produced by Benedict is an excellent and insightful look at a fascinating subject.”
“Space, the Final Frontier...Benedict’s NASA images will inspire you to believe that humanity is truly capable of anything. NASA - Past and present dreams of the future” with it’s beautifully crafted photograph, you can see the photographers deep respect and love for Space exploration in every image.”
Popular Science (USA)
"Benedict has created something that will forever be referred back to when people look at the history of space exploration."
Simon Phillipson, Author of Apollo VII - XVII
be part of our kickstarter campaign active from the 20th july
Redgrove will launch a Kickstarter campaign on July 20 to help ensure this very personal project makes it into print. “Creating these images has a life-long dream,” he says. “To be able to bring the book to life as a real object would turn my dream into a reality.”
The book is 295mm (11.6inches) x 375mm (14.7inches), over 300 pages with over 200 images and weighs around 5kg.
The Kickstarter will run from Saturday 20th July to Tuesday 20th August 2019 (Link below) coinciding with 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 verity of Kickstarter Pledges available including signed limited edition prints and one-off Gallery size pieces of artwork.
The book will be delivered by November 2019 at the latest and shipped worldwide.
Printed by master art book printers Marcel Meesters MM art Book printing Luxembourg.
Retouching by INK www.weareink.com
Web site by Supercharger Design Co.
This is my dream of NASA.
12 April 1981, just before noon on a fine spring day.
I was running back to my house because I was late. My heart thumped with the effort and I was excited and nervous, in case I missed the launch. I ran into the house and straight to the TV where grainy, analogue images showed the Space Shuttle Columbia soaring into a darkening blue sky, immense columns of orange flame from its rocket boosters pushing it beyond Earth’s atmosphere and into space.
I was 11 years old and it seemed to me that the whole world must be watching this. It was magic. And I was mesmerised.
I have been mesmerised by and loved space and space exploration ever since. This book is my expression of that love, a veneration of NASA and the objects it created that made space exploration possible.