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Space Project
July 18, 2010 4:05 PM   Subscribe

Space Project from photographer Vincent Fournier. "Playing on the stylised notion of a sci-fi utopia, Fournier’s otherworldly photographs of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre, the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah and the Atacama Desert Observatories in Chile – alongside a series of surprisingly stringy trainee astronauts - offer an alternative view of the world, unseen by many and known by few."
posted by puny human (11 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

[this is good]
posted by flippant at 4:27 PM on July 18, 2010

Love those shots of the desert. Thanks for this.
posted by merocet at 4:39 PM on July 18, 2010

A man of many talents indeed.

(Kidding. Or Hamburger. Anyway, great photos.)
posted by evilcolonel at 5:19 PM on July 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

This guy?
posted by Turtles all the way down at 5:50 PM on July 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

wow! Great! I love seeing those pictures. Is it really the real desert?
posted by JohnD at 6:09 PM on July 18, 2010

I'm not sure about all the photos JohnD, but some at least were made at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah. To me they look like the opening scenes of Planet of the Apes :)
posted by puny human at 7:14 PM on July 18, 2010

Ah, photographers and their ongoing, star crossed, love affair with shitty website interfaces. Has a sadder tale ever been told?
(the iconology link, not wallpaper)
posted by signal at 8:07 PM on July 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

Similarly, for the 2010 CSM Graphics Show, Maria Gruzdeva photographed Star City, the Russian cosmonaut facility, for her series "Direction — Space!".

I heart commas.
posted by isnotchicago at 9:38 PM on July 18, 2010

At least it's HTML and not Flash, signal! Great pictures though.
posted by breath at 10:41 PM on July 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

anyone watched the film? I really enjoyed it, great music, too.
posted by namagomi at 2:53 AM on July 19, 2010

Um, breath, his main page (after the Enter page) is in Flash.
posted by IAmBroom at 9:15 AM on July 19, 2010

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