LFG: To Space! I’m lucky enough to live 80 miles from Wallops Island, Virginia, where Antares rockets launch to resupply the astronauts on the International Space Station. I’ve photographed 5 launches since 2019 and these are some of my favorite shots. If you’ve never been to see a launch, you’re missing out on an adrenaline rush. When that candle ignites, you not only see it but you hear and feel it in your gut. Everyone cheers. It’s a beautiful moment.
For this gatcha series, there are 20 numbered editions and a 1/1. The collector who gets the 1/1 will get an 8x10 print of the image and an official mission patch from the launch that I would mail; both free of charge. In addition, if anyone collects both editions, LFG Day and LFG Night, they will get a mission patch mailed to them free of charge and a free 8x10 print of the edition of their choice.
I have been a photographer for about 11 years. For the past 3 years, I have been focused on astrophotography and space, including the space industry. I am always fascinated by what we can learn when we simply look up. One of the things I focus on in my photography is sharing the science of our world. Whether I’m sharing details about a galaxy or nebula or sharing the scientific missions and experiments going up on a rocket to the International Space Station, I always want my viewers to learn something when enjoying my photos. Sharing the intersectionality of science and art; it’s who I am as an artist.