Up – Part III, The Cover

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Up.

That’s all you need to say. Last November, we took on a project with Wired UK magazine to photograph Richard Branson’s latest venture in attempting to conquer the final frontier: Space. We spent the good part of a week in the deserts of New Mexico and California, photographing the spaces and places, the infrastructure, the people, and ultimately Sir Richard himself. We’ve shared part one and part two and now it’s finally time for the final piece of the story – the cover.

It’s not an exaggeration that ten minutes can go by in the blink of an eye. Months of concepting, weeks of planning and pre-production, and when it’s all said and done we’ve got ten minutes to make it happen. What can we do in ten minutes with one of the most iconic and charismatic public figures on the planet? What we always do – make photos. Keep reading for the entire story of our cover shoot with Richard Branson…

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Up – Part II, The Features

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Up.

That’s all you need to say. Last November, we took on a project with Wired UK magazine to photograph Richard Branson’s latest venture in attempting to conquer the final frontier: Space. We spent the good part of a week in the deserts of New Mexico and California, photographing the spaces and places, the infrastructure, the people, and ultimately Sir Richard himself.

chris crisman wired uk virgin galactic richard branson editorial

The second part of this series on the blog highlights our shoot in Mojave, California -  a few very intense minutes photographing the enterprising entrepreneur Richard Branson, followed by a day of shooting the key elements of the Virgin Galactic space program. We may have only had a few moments with Sir Richard, but we made the most out of it, resulting in a handful of feature images as well as in-depth coverage of his still very much in-progress space ships. Keep reading to see more…

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Up – Part I, The Spaceport

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Up.

That’s all you need to say. Last November, we took on a project with Wired UK magazine to photograph Richard Branson’s latest venture in attempting to conquer the final frontier: Space. We spent the good part of a week in the deserts of New Mexico and California, photographing the spaces and places, the infrastructure, the people, and ultimately Sir Richard himself.

chris crisman wired uk virgin galactic spaceport america photos

We’re starting off our behind the scenes coverage with the first part of the shoot – photographing the Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space. We were granted unrestricted access to world’s first commercial spaceport. Still under construction and still very much under-wraps, we had the day to explore and make photos of this incredible piece of architecture. Keep reading for the full story…

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