Playing With The Moon
I’ve never heard of “astrophotography” before being introduced to French artist Laurent Laveder.
Perhaps this is your first time hearing of this particular type of photography, so to enlighten those of you, I did a bit of research and learned that astrophotography is a specialized type of photography that captures large areas of the night sky with astronomical objects.
Astrophotographer Laurent Laveder, who specializes in starry skyscapes, is bringing back a photography art form that has been around since 1840.
Today, coupled with 21st century technology and a whimsical sense of humor, Laveder’s latest exhibit, Moon Games, is redefining typical astrophotography and making it super-cool.
Shooting for years, photography is Laveder’s passion, and having a background in science (since age 15) brings his work to another level. His ability to freeze a moment in eternity is nothing short of magic.
On Laveder’s website, the artist shares his inspiration:
“My combined interest in science and photography led me to seek expression in all things that are considered physical phenomena and then capturing it.”
The manner in which Laveder “captures it” has made him an award winning photographer whose work appears in international astronomy magazines as well as on several NASA educational websites.
Revered for his innovative landscape astrophotography, Laveder’s unique collection capturing the beauty of the rising and setting moon will forever have us all looking to the heavens to see if we can witness what we’ve only seen in Laveder’s Moon Games’ images collection.
Moon Games has set the stage for a different perspective on a familiar scene, bringing a new angle of interest without having to know anything about science.
This work is so much more than just images, and it’s obvious that the passion Laveder has for astronomy complements his photographic take on nature’s night sun.