FROM EARTH TO MOON

Between dream and creation, exploration and discovery, the moon has always fascinated poets and scientists. Whether to photograph its constant changes or to derive poetic imagery from it, many YellowKorner artists have allowed themselves to be seduced by the mysterious beauty of this star satellite of the night’s sky. Discover photographs of the moon, available at your local gallery and on YellowKorner.com in numbered limited edition.

IN CONQUEST OF THE STARS



While spatial conquest unleashes passions, it is also the source of many historic photographs that are now legendary. Rediscover the most emblematic photographs of space missions presented at YellowKorner.


About the artwork

Astronaut Edwin F. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, faces the camera as he walks on the Moon during Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. The visor of his helmet reflects the scene in front of him, such as the Lunar Module and the astronaut Armstrong taking his picture. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, took this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera. The astronaut footprints are clearly visible in the foreground.

BIOGRAPHY

Born on 2nd June 1930, Charles Conrad Junior, otherwise known as Pete Conrad, was an American astronaut. He was selected by NASA into the second group of astronauts in 1962. He retired from NASA and the Navy in 1973 and worked for several companies, such as McDonnell Douglas. In the ‘90’s, he took part in test flights for the Delta Clipper an experimental vehicle (piloted from the ground). On 8th June 1999, he died following a motorbike accident.  ... See more See less

About the artwork

Astronaut Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot for the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission, holds a Special Environmental Sample Container filled with lunar soil collected during the extravehicular activity (EVA) in which astronauts Charles Conrad, commander, and alan Bean participated. Conrad, who took this picture, is reflected in the lunar module pilot's helmet visor.

THE HIDDEN SIDE OF THE MOON

Immortalising lunar variations: this was the challenge set by Christian Arsidi, Jean-Marc Lecleire, and Mario Weigand. Whether waxing or waning, the moon in its silvery costume is photographed in all of its many forms.




To human eyes, the Moon is colourless. Using painstaking data processing, it is possible to show the differences in colouration. To produce this photograph, taken in 2011, Bartosz Wojczynski captured 32,000 images using a telescope optimised for lunar imagery. The terrestrial atmosphere not being a stable optical medium, slight distortions appear. These are then piled up and accentuated on a computer using advanced image processing algorithms. Adding special scientific filters to the process, Bartosz Wojczynski reveals slight differences in composition that correspond to various types of matter on the lunar surface. 98% Waning Gibbous Moon was taken from the balcony of his apartment in a densely populated urban zone in southern Poland. The Moon and planets are among the most luminous objects in the sky and can easily be photographed, even in environments that experience significant light pollution. With modern equipment available to everyone it is now possible to create images that were impossible to take twenty years ago except by professional observatories.

DREAMING OF THE MOON



An infinite source of poetic inspiration, the moon endlessly inspires artists with creative spirit. Mina Mimbu and Alastair Magnaldo pay homage to the star of the night, devising magical, poetic landscapes paysagesphotographs, full of benevolent dreams, are wonderful invitations to travel in which each detail has its own meaning, each element its purpose, and each scene its story to tell.

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Japan, Mina Mimbu moved to New Zealand at the age of 14 to continue her studies. Since she did not have a full grasp of English upon her arrival in Auckland, she turned to other means of expression to counteract the language barrier. A self-taught artist, she tried her hand at painting before broaching photography several years later, after the birth of her two sons. Over time, this became her main source of inspiration. The photographer borrows from the innocence of childhood realms to create candid images enabling her to escape reality. Since children see the world through their own eyes, a world very different to that of adults, Mina Mimbu aims to interpret it through the prism of her lens and infuses a hint of magic into her colourful portraits. Coupled with the magnificent and elusive landscapes of the Pacific, she leaves the spectator with the memory of an enchanting sentiment and an irresistible desire to reconnect with their inner child.  ... See more See less

The reproduction of the landscape is the source of his work. In effect, the photographic representation of landscapes although excellently executed by many authors has limits: a landscape goes well beyond its strict representation, it is an invitation. For Alastair Magnaldo it is an invitation to dreams and poetry, where each detail has its own sense, each element its use, each scene its story to tell.Who has never dreamt of sleeping in cotton-wool clouds, to twirl amongst the stars and to rub shoulders with the moon? These are childish, simple emotions, inevitably constrained in some place by a traditional photographic reduction that he wanted to bring out in all simplicity.