Memphis Barbree, Fine Art Photographic Works, Writings, Teachings, Explorations, Stories of Light

Moon Day and The Doorway To Space

Moon Day and The Doorway To Space

Fourty-eight years ago on July 20, a human being first set foot on the moon. It was the culmination of millions of years of earthly evolution and decades of work by countless people to develop all the plans, mechanics and technologies required to make that step happen.

When I photographed Kennedy Space Center and stepped into the Vehicle Assembly Building - VAB as it's known - I stood in the door and looked up. I felt as if I were standing in the doorway to space.  It was and is here, in the VAB, that rockets are assembled and then taken out to the launch pads. It was here that Apollo 11 - the rocket that carried astronauts for the first moon landing - was assembled. This is why I made the first image of my series on Kennedy Space Center look as if I was looking up into space - in a sense, I was.

What an incredible feat of human cooperation and ingenuity and hard work it was to make one person's feet step down on the moon.

Two Minutes on Lake Itasca at Mississippi Headwaters

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

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