Both of these photos were featured in recent posts, but this time I decided to make “lith prints” using a special two-part chemical developer. It’s more expensive and time-consuming, and it doesn’t fit well for every black and white image, but I can usually pick out ones that will work.
This is a partial collection of what I call my “rocketpunk” series: an ongoing series of photos which share the common theme of the dream of spaceflight, exploration, and the “future that might’ve been” had the dreams of the 1960s carried on according to then-current predictions. Photos of real objects and artifacts that prompt one to imagine a sort of lost golden age of spaceflight, much as antique photos of airships or Jules Verne book cover art might.
Some of these photos are of actual aircraft, spacecraft and launch vehicles or engines, while other videos are of observatories used to study the sky.
From a recent trip to see some friends in Vermont.
All shot with the Minolta Autocord camera.