An Encounter Of The Third Kind At NASA

Article: Humberto Ochoa

Picture: Humberto Ochoa Photography

Surround music starts and we watch a digital projection of an event that happened in the late 1960’s. The footage is projected on a screen that it’s been set all around including roof and walls. Like us, every person in the projection room watch standing with all their attention on the material that is being played, specially kids which sometimes exclaim with a “Wow…!”  filling the room with enthusiasm. We watch a design of what it seems an airplane, people coming and going building parts, more drawings are shown, more testing, and more people involved.  A few minutes after  music continues in crescendo while a curtain behind that projection screen rises up revealing the awesome Space Shuttle Atlantis.

Started its structural assembly of crew module on March,30th, 1980 and 5 years later on October 1985 is launched on its first fly at NASA, Florida. The Space Shuttle weighed 165,000 pounds empty. Its external tank weighed 78,100 pounds empty and its two solid rocket boosters weighed 185,000 pounds empty each. Each solid rocket booster held 1.1 million pounds of fuel. The external tank held 143,000 gallons of liquid oxygen (1,359,000 pounds) and 383,000 gallons of liquid hydrogen (226,000 pounds).  A total super marvelous engineering artifact!

Atlantis is currently displayed at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor ComplexNASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced the decision at an employee event held on April, 12th, 2011 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the first shuttle flight: “First, here at the Kennedy Space Center where every shuttle mission and so many other historic human space flights have originated, we’ll showcase my old friend, Atlantis.” The Visitor Complex displays Atlantis suspended with its payload bay doors opened such that it appears to be back in orbit around the Earth. After more than 30 missions conducted, Space Shuttle Atlantis still looks stunning and leaves you breathless because its majestic design. It is then when you realize about how spectacular and unique the human mind can be which it can take you almost everywhere when purpose and perseverance get together in just one phrase “Failure is not an option!”

Desafio

Articulo : Mac Itriago

Pasos que resuenan en la memoria.

El reto es superarte a ti misma, levantarte cada dia y sonreir. Hay espacios que confinan, que parecen retener la energia de lo que eres, de quien eres. Desafio es la consigna que te lleva a descubrir que hay algo mas alla de lo que te hacen creer. Todo es relativo y tus ojos se abren ante la maravilla de descubrirte en cada parte de tu ser. Eres lo que piensas, pero las ideas cambian y evolucionan. Desafio es el reto mismo, asi como la jornada es el destino. El proposito de verte a ti misma te invita a la libertad de expresarte en una mirada, en un gesto distraido, en el silencio mismo. Eres tu misma, hoy y siempre.

Dare

Article by: Mac Itriago
 
Footfalls echo in the memory.
 
The challenge is to transcend yourself. To wake up every day and smile. Certain spaces might restrain your energy, that of what you are and who you are. To dare these ideas lead you to discover there is something beyond what you believe. Not everything is what it seems, and then your eyes will open up to the wonders of who you really are. You are what you think. However, ideas always change and evolve. To dare is the challenge as well as the journey is the destination. Seeing yourself gives you the freedom to express it through your eyes, body language or silence. You are yourself, now and always.

Keep Moving Forward

Article by:Mac Itriago
 
“To the woman who keeps moving forward despite all circumstances”
 
Challenging all preconceived ideas and judgments. Reacting to your instinct and inner voice. The path unravels in front of you. When everything seems to stop around you the rebellious woman arises and you follow your instinct. Keep moving forward, do not stop. Water that stagnates rots. Femininity is the motivation that helps you give a hundred percent every time. Shake the dust of the road and enjoy being a woman, always a woman, always yourself.

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Sigue Avanzando

Articulo:  Mac Itriago
Modelo: Susy Solino
 
“Para la mujer que sigue hacia adelante pese a las circunstancias. Sacude el polvo del camino y continua siempre mujer, siempre tu misma.
 
Desafiando pronósticos y preceptos que te hacen dudar de tu capacidad. Reaccionas a la voz de tu instinto y es cuando el camino se abre. Cuando todo parece detenerse, la fuerza y rebeldía innata derrumba todo lo que no es real. Sigue avanzando, no to detengas, agua que se estanca se pudre. La motivación esta en ti, la feminidad que te impulsa, la entrega y el seguir andando.

 

Escuchar el click ( cuando una persona esta lista)

Articulo: Humberto Ochoa

Las luces se encuentran listas en el estudio y el fotógrafo ajusta su cámara. El maquillista ha terminado su tarea  y esta nervioso(a) , sabe que ha hecho un buen trabajo, pero la imagen tomada dirá la ultima palabra. El sujeto a fotografiar llega a la escena y se coloca  frente a la cámara. El fotógrafo comienza a hablar y de repente se escucha el primer “click” del obturador. Como saber cuando el sujeto se encuentra listo antes de escuchar el primer disparo?

Primero, podemos dividir a nuestros sujetos a fotografiar en dos grupos. Uno son los modelos profesionales y el otro son personas comunes y corrientes que jamas han tenido una sesión profesional. Los modelos profesionales, por ejemplo, tienen experiencia en sesiones fotográficas. Mas allá del hecho de ser personas con características físicas “especificas” de acuerdo al trabajo requerido, por lo general poseen un conocimiento amplio sobre su cuerpo, en el sentido de que pueden traducir mediante lenguaje corporal las intenciones del fotógrafo. Esto hace que una vez planteada la idea, el fotógrafo entonces debe de saber cuando el modelo le da las pautas durante cada pose para hacer su disparo. Mientras mas clara sea la idea planteada por el fotógrafo, mejor sera la respuesta del modelo.

En el caso de las personas comunes, los métodos son diferentes. Es importante en ambos casos desarrollar una conexión con el sujeto antes de colocarlo en el set, ya sea en estudio o en exterior. Es importante tener en cuenta  que no solamente es el fotógrafo quien hace la foto, si no también es aquella la foto que es hecha gracias al sujeto. De ahí a que el fotógrafo se convierta en “ el espejo” . Siempre existe un momento que llamo  como “simbólico” antes y después del “click” .  La cámara es el intermediario entre ambos, pero si obviamos la cámara, entonces solo quedan el fotógrafo y el sujeto.

 

Viva la Frida!

Article by: Mac Itriago

Model: Sonia Vazquez

A tribute to the subject. Past and present celebrating life the fullest. “Viva la Frida” is more than being inspired by an incredible woman. Love beyond limits, live your passion, ride life with open eyes. A woman that is fee and overcomes fear to accept the challenge of self discovery. Viva la Frida! Viva the woman you are and recognize.  

 

Evolving Past

Article By: Mac Itriago

Classic, old, vintage are few adjectives used to describe an era remembered for its cultural and social impact. Often these days we find us as society drawn to revive the “Golden Days”. It is common to walk down your nearby street and encounter a person or group of people dressed like the decade they feel matches with a way of thinking and living.

Evolving past is a walk through memories that remain.  Everything that we know is part of a cycle, history brings back the past and reveals itself as a story told. It invites us to evoke glamour, style, mystery at every step of the journey. Being a woman now and then has changed but it remains unaltered at the same time. It is not about how old you are or how long ago those days were “Today”. It is about an untold tale of endless wonder that remains.

Model: Amanda Ware

Photographer: Humberto Ochoa

Photographer assistant: Raul Montejo

Production: Mac Itriago

Make up and jewelry artcraft: Mariana Itriago

Location: Duni’s Farm

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