Tim Peake

This was the most exciting job I’ve had for a long time: the opportunity to film and photograph astronaut Tim Peake for his talk at MOSI.

The event itself certainly did not disappoint, Tim was a fascinating speaker and the talk itself was well put together and guided by the interviewers whose questions were on point and considering the talk was aimed at children they were not needlessly simple or silly. One of the things I particularly enjoyed was Tim sharing his photographs taken from the ISS. To see the world as so small was humbling and to see the thin layer of atmosphere protecting us all was humbling. But more than that, they were beautiful. Please, take the time to look through his images on Flickr.

Once again I was working for Nathan Rae Productions and I feel I should say a special thanks to Nathan for letting me bring my camera along so I could get a few shots of the event.

 

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Here you can see Nathan and James fixing an issue with the white balance.

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and right at the end, Nathan was able to grab Tim for a quick question about checklists.

 

Here is Tim’s talk that we live streamed.

Vogue 100

I know I haven’t blogged over the summer so I suppose I should share a bit of what I have been doing. One exhibition I visited was the Vogue 100 show at Manchester Art Gallery. Of all the exhibitions I’ve been to I think this is one of my favourites due to the sheer quality of the work. There wasn’t a single image that wasn’t exquisite!

I actually ended up going twice, the first time was with my family and the 2nd time with RedEye to hear the curator’s talk and have a chance to view the images child free.

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My daughter was captivated by the video instalment.

Overall I was so impressed I even bought the book:

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