Steve Pyke photographing Buzz Aldrin
Who would not be excited to be on the receiving end of an email like this one from the supreme Steve Pyke?
"Dear Friends, I am writing to introduce you to a project I am involved in with NASA in Houston. It's an exhibition of my portraits of the men that walked on the moon. This is to coincide with the screening there of the documentary Moonbug" by filmmaker Nichola Bruce.
It will be an independent exhibition for NASA's Johnson Space Centre of photography, film and archive of the Apollo astronauts and lunar missions.
"To accompany the project we will be producing a beautiful, limited edition 112-page book of Steve's photographs, together with selected images of original NASA photography within the Fairley Archive, as well as postcards, posters, signed prints of the photographs and signed copies of both the film and soundtrack." (soundtrack by genius Matt Johnson of The The.)
I know it's all a bit fundy lately, but I try to only put quality projects in front of you.
Steve says he's in England digging astronaut portraits out of storage. I'm here to suggest you support the exhibition and accompanying book.
Last foot on the moon (Gene Cernan), Houston, 1998 © Steve Pyke