Guiana Space Center (2007) - Vincent Fournier
While the science and technology of space exploration is complex and hard to comprehend sometimes, the sheer beauty of it is astounding. French photographer, Vincent Fournier has made it his life’s work to capture images of space programs around the world and document them in his book The Final Frontier. I love the stark beauty in his photos of machines, space-related equipment and man-made structures. These images are from his book, and others can be found at Core 77.
Sokol Space Suit #2 – London (2009) - Vincent Fournier
Russian International Space Station (2007) – Vincent Fournier
The website, Brain Pickings, is a great resource for intelligent, thought-provoking articles and videos. On a recent visit to the site, I saw this short clip and it’s now one of my favorites. It dispels the myth that creative breakthroughs happen overnight and shows how every innovation is built upon the work of previous inventors and researchers. Kudos to Kirby Ferguson for all his work on this fascinating project.