Dinosaurs may have consumed my boyhood attention from time to time but space was one of those concepts that fascinated me. Today is the 40th anniversary of one of the defining moments of mankind’s attraction to space. It’s an easy date to remember. (It’s also my sister’s birthday.) This piece of work from one of my colleagues in Baltimore provided me another element of photographic inspiration.

Reaching Tranquility, Karl Ferron, The Baltimore Sun
Karl Ferron, photographer on staff for The Baltimore Sun shot and produced this video commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. He has intercut archival footage obtained from NASA and the JFK Library with eight months worth of time-lapse video of the moon travelling across the Baltimore skyline. Steve Sullivan, Multimedia Editor for The Baltimore Sun, describes the result as: “an extraordinary convergence of history and art.”

Look up.