GOD SPEED, JOHN GLENN © 1998Cape Canaveral, FL
I am an ardent fan of NASA, and anything that has to do with the stars and the universe. I was invited to photograph the shuttle that carried John Glenn’s second trip into outer space. It also carried a scientist friend’s project: pregnant fish. They were the first species to give birth in space. The object was to see if fish could be a renewable food source for space travel. Watching the shuttle liftoff toward the heavens was a very powerful experience. While watching, I was inspired to the realization that we can do anything we set our minds to and this gave me a wonderful hope for the future. It was a great experience. This photograph is hand-printed in Clyde’s darkroom on fiber-based paper, selenium toned, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. The photograph is a limited edition and signed by Clyde. Disclaimer – Cropping, contrast, and image density may vary. To learn more about the darkroom printing process, click here.