Saturday, November 1, 2014

TEDx Christchurch - Mark Gee

Mark Gee

Mark Gee is an award-winning photographer and digital visual effects artist who has worked on many high profile and Oscar award-winning feature films. While his photographic images portray a wide variety of subjects, in the past few years he has focused on astrophotography in particular. Mark was short-listed for 2012 Astronomy Photographer of the Year, was a finalist in the 2012 World Open of Photography, and took 4th place in the 2014 International Earth and Sky Photo Competition. His recent short film, ‘Full Moon Silhouettes,‘ went viral and has been broadcast all over the world by the likes of CNN, The BBC, NASA and various other mainstream media. In 2013, Mark won the prestigious Astronomy Photographer of the Year overall award, as well as winning both the Earth and Space category and the People and Space category, which had never been done before in the competition’s history.

Have you ever stopped and actually watched the moon rise.

The beauty of it!

Revealing silhouettes - took a year of follwoing the moon around and finally on a calm clear night in January 2013 - uploaded to youtube - led to interviews...

All sorts of critique - amazing emails from ordinary people write and thanked Mark for Full Moon silhouettes!

Stories of hope and strength to hold on...

How do you respond!

The response has been overwhelming - why did so many people feel connected and bound to share their stories.

Why imagery of the night sky?

Remote locations, variables, being out there, standing under millions of stars outweighs any challenge.

Capturing real images in the moment!

Understanding the story of what is beyond earth...

Hundreds of millions of galaxies.

Encouraging exposure to experiences...

Stop, look up, and enjoy the MAGIC that is in our night sky....
Absolutely MAGIC to meet you face to face Mark!  You are an inspiration!

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