These fine art prints celebrate the 50th anniversary year of the first manned moon landing by Apollo 11 on 20th July 1969, followed shortly after on 19th November 1969 by Apollo 12. It was only 66 years after the Wright brothers made the first powered flight and was the most difficult technical feat ever achieved by man. The prints have been created from high definition NASA photographs taken during the Apollo 11 and 12 lunar landings. In total over over 2,780 photos were taken on 70mm Hasselblad cameras during the spaceflights.
“The television coverage of the Apollo 11 moon landing 50 years ago brought profound images and ideas into our homes. When I was growing up in the early 1970’s, the Apollo lunar missions were ongoing until 1972, which had a major impact on popular culture as well as my own psyche. I recall that I had a battery powered Apollo rocket model and was obsessed with re-runs of the original series of ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Space 1999’ (The UK’s equivalent). In fact, I loved anything to do with space travel and the moon.” (Louis Sidoli)
All images © Louis Sidoli