SPACE TRAVEL BY SHUSEI NAGAOKA

by Ariadna Zierold

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For Japanese artist and illustrator Shusei Nagaoka, space travel, alien beings, the theory of the intertwining of both our world and others, and all the in-between has been something that he has focused on in his art. His style is reminiscent to what you would see more often from retro years; a mix of animation and realism, filled with detail yet not complex to the eye. It’s a style that has been revered by many during Nagaoka’s time, which landed him prominent gigs, many of which he’s now made famous for. It was during the ’80s and ’90s when Nagaoka’s skill was lent to grace the covers of some of that time periods greatest music bands.

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Screen shot 2011 06 13 at 3.09.54 PM  Video spaceship NASA launch

This video is from the May 16th launch this year. The Space Shuttle Program funded image experts to capture the launch with six cameras all set at different exposure settings.  They captured 250 images per second from seven seconds before the launch until six seconds after.  The 20,000 images were combined with software the eliminated both pure white and black pixels to tone down the overwhelming light from the blast.  As you can see, the final product is really amazing to watch.

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