Photographer Chases Apollo Space Pioneers in 'Moonbug'

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Moonbug Exhibition from moonbug the film on Vimeo.

British-born, New Yorker photographer  Steve Pyke has made it his mission to document historically important individuals through portraiture and still-life photography. Having previously worked with World War II veterans and Holocaust survivors, he recently turned his attention to profiling the iconic individuals who helped define the 20th century through manned lunar exploration.

The resulting exhibition, “Moonbug,” launched in 2009 and you can view still from it in the video above. Now Pyke’s efforts are detailed in a new documentary by the same name. As you can see by the trailer below, documentary filmmaker Nichola Bruce followed Pyke on his cross-country journey and captured his conversations with such leading Apollo figures as Buzz Aldrin in diverse settings such as Cape Canaveral, desert landscapes and their own living rooms. Here’s the trailer:

Moonbug Trailer from moonbug the film on Vimeo.

Also, as I learned via DJ Food’s blog, Matt Johnson of The The provided music for the film, making it quite the fascinating space culture mash-up of the arts. The film has yet to be released on DVD, but you can learn more about where it’s playing by visiting the official “Moonbug” website.

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