a face in a cloud

photographs by adam fraser
This is Ed White. He’s about to become the second human being to walk in space. He will describe this experience as the most meaningful of his life, and his return to the capsule, at the pleading of his crew mate on Gemini 4 and the people on the ground, as its most disappointing. In a year he will be dead, burned in Apollo 1’s launch pad fire, trying to return.
A friend sent me the copy above along with the raw tiff from NASA’s archives asking if I could remaster it for him so he could print and frame it.
Click the photo and take it in. It’s images like this that can move me to tears.
The original and a few of my renditions of it can be found here.
This is Ed White. He’s about to become the second human being to walk in space. He will describe this experience as the most meaningful of his life, and his return to the capsule, at the pleading of his crew mate on Gemini 4 and the people on the ground, as its most disappointing. In a year he will be dead, burned in Apollo 1’s launch pad fire, trying to return.

A friend sent me the copy above along with the raw tiff from NASA’s archives asking if I could remaster it for him so he could print and frame it.

Click the photo and take it in. It’s images like this that can move me to tears.

The original and a few of my renditions of it can be found here.

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