Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Man on the Moon exhibit


Little quiz... Do you know who owns the most comprehensive collection of space photos in the world? Well the one in this photo (Victor Martin-Malburet) and a friend of his (Félix Winckler) two young Parisians who started collecting them at the turn of the century. And you know what? They got to exhibit them at the Palais de Tokyo (a modern art museum) where I took this photo yesterday (Tuesday) morning during a press conference for Nikon (for yes, Nasa used a Nikon camera for Apollo 15 and later missions). You should hear Victor tell you all about "his" crescent earth photo, the one that he is really proud of. BTW, if you want to laugh, you can also check this...

24 comments:

  1. This is very cool, Eric. Nice that you got to go too. I'm assuming that he posed for you—no bitmapping!

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  2. LOVE the photo of you on the moon! You look right at home.

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  3. How cool that you don't even need to leave Paris to see outer space! It looks like this buggy has a spatula and a whisk powering it. Is this a French-made model? And I'm with Alexa - you do like very comfortable on the moon Eric!

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  4. So, Eric, tell me: is the moon really made of cheese?

    These guys must be proud to exhibit their collection. I didn't know Nasa used a Nikon.

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  5. Oh my, he's quite a hottie. Does that thing have a back seat?

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  6. I agree, Suzy! Pas mal! ; )

    LOL, Katie!

    These guys must have an incredible collection to be able to show it there.

    Eric - what are you thnking? You look great!

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  7. Lynn -- I was expecting a cheeky comment from you, but I see Suzy just beat you to it!

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  8. I just love this sort of thing. Great photo Eric! I love it -- soooo SCI-FI!

    When I was about 20 years old, the US was planning a trip to MARS! I sent NASA a letter with my resume and copies of my artwork. I so wanted to be the artist on-board for the Mars Expedition. But, alas, it was not meant to be. NASA sent me a letter explaining to me that one of the astronauts had a wife who always wanted to be an artist (she was a housewife) and NASA was going to give her "her big break". NASA also enclosed several brochures of photos and literature about the expedition. It was okay -- amateurish at best. After that I turned my attention to doing "new" Surrealism which is very spaced out; and I became acquainted and friends with the Salvador Dali family and relatives. I must have fit in with that crowd better. That is one of my daughter's favorite periods of my artwork. She loves it and has one of my most famous pieces hanging in her home. When one door closes, another one opens. :-)

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  9. Hi Eric! I've just caught up on your fabulous photos of beautiful Paris. I never fail to be inspired by your photography. I rather liked the tango dancers on the Seine and also the Paris Classic, La Parisienne and the Montparnasse cemetery photo but they are all good. It seems as though you had a thoroughly enjoyable summer. Perhaps it is nice that the weather is a little cooler now. We're both well and spring downunder has sprung!

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  10. Both pics are fun, both men are tres handsome, I must say. And all this makes this Slate article about space photos so timely:
    http://www.slate.com/id/2227828/

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  11. Don't tell me he owns that lunar rover too!

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  12. I think that smooth-talking hottie of a car salesman saw you coming Eric.
    Perhaps you can do a deal to buy your scooter back.

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  13. Lois -- I can just picture you in a spacesuit with one of your pretty scarves around your neck! If we ever meet in person, you must ask me about Dali!

    BTW, Eric -- you don't look funny at all. But you do look like you're having fun!

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  14. always learn something whenever i visit your blog... love the links you share with us so we really have an idea on what's new and what's on in Paris. Thank you for all the infos.^0^

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  15. Suzy, that's an alternative fuel vehicle...but I think you made us all blush red instead of green!!


    Sean

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  16. Cali "So, Eric, tell me: is the moon really made of cheese? ". Yes!

    ET Suzy "Oh my, he's quite a hottie. Does that thing have a back seat?" LOL

    Carrie "Eric - what are you thinking? You look great!" I was not thinking much when they took the photo...

    Lois. That is an amazing story. You always have incredible stories.

    Mme Benaut "We're both well and spring down under has sprung!" That is the most important. Did you catch the H1N1 flue? Big kiss.

    Petrea "Both pics are fun, both men are tres handsome" Blush!

    Hilda. "Don't tell me he owns that lunar rover too!" I wouldn't know where to park it!

    Alexa "If we ever meet in person, you must ask me about Dali!" Yep, I immediately thought of you when I read Lois' story ;-)

    Arabesque "always learn something whenever i visit your blog..." ;-) Merci.

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  17. Oh excuse me, Alexa, Miss "you must ask me about Dali," I think you must tell us *all* about Dali, or at least me, this is much too big a name to drop!

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  18. I thought the picturewas realy taken on te moon : I am VERY desappointed

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