It’s not often you get to hang out with an astronaut- if ever.
But that’s exactly what I got to do when NASA Astronaut Terry Virts came to Greenville, South Carolina on his National Geographic Live tour- promoting his book, “View From Above.” We had a photoshoot before his event, in which we were able to get some “normal” shots done in a suit and dress clothes. He broke out his NASA Jacket right before the show, and we were able to capture a few shots with my mobile studio backstage.
Here’s an excerpt from the Nat Geo Website, “Sometimes, a little distance is all you need to see things in a brand new way. For astronaut Terry Virts, his newfound perspective was from the International Space Station (ISS), where he installed the Cupola module, granting an unprecedented 360- degree view from the station. When he later became the commander of the ISS, he made good use of the Cupola, taking more photographs than any astronaut who came before him. Many of those images were later used in the National Geographic book View From Above and IMAX film A Beautiful Planet, but to hear Virts tell it, no photo can capture the perfect shade of blue from a sunrise viewed from outer space.”