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Is your wife a goer, eh? Know what I mean, know what I mean, nudge nudge … nudge nudge, say no more … a nod’s as good as a wink to a blind bat … nudge, nudge, say no more … Is your wife interested in photographs, eh? Monty Python’s Flying Circus s1e3, BBC 1969
I realized these were all the snapshots which our children would look at someday with wonder, thinking their parents had lived smooth, well-ordered lives and got up in the morning to walk proudly on the sidewalks of life, never dreaming the raggedy madness and riot of our actual lives, our actual night, the hell of it, the senseless emptiness. Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment. Photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure. Tony Benn
The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself. Edward Steichen
So there was a camera attached to the telescope. And with it Hubble photographs stars at the far reaches of the Milky Way. At that time the only known galaxy in the universe. On 6th October 1923 Hubble took a photograph that must rank as one of the most significant photographs ever taken. This photograph demonstrated for the first time just how vast the universe truly is. Michael Mosley, The Story of Science, BBC 2010
Inside, the astrospies could look through a viewport and observe and photograph high priority targets in Russia and elsewhere. Nova: Astrospies, PBS 2008
I saw structures on the moon. Karl Wolfe, Langley Field technical air command
Clearly in these [moon] photographs were structures, mushroom-shaped buildings and towers. Karl Wolfe, Disclosure Project
If the cameras were so difficult to manipulate, how were thousands of photos taken with crystal clarity and precise framing? But with closer examination Kaysing says flaws begin to emerge. Conspiracy theorists point out that lighting is a major flaw in the lunar photos. Case in point: on the moon the astronaut’s only source of light was the sun. Yet in this photograph from Apollo 14 the shadows are cast in different directions suggesting multiple light sources. And in this photo from Apollo 17 again the shadows are pointing in different directions ... Here’s an astronaut who descends into a huge shadow cast by the lunar module, yet his entire body is visible. How is it he is not shrouded in darkness? ... How could these backlit pictures be so detailed? ... Why do some of these images shot at different times and different places appear to have identical backgrounds? ... Background discrepancies are also apparent in the lunar video ... But in this photo, a cross-hair is behind a part of the lunar rover. And in this photo from Apollo 11 the equipment in the foreground in covering the cross-hair, not behind it. Conspiracy Theory: Moon Landing Hoax aka Did We Land on the Moon? 2001
Did it really happen? Did man really walk on the moon just as Kennedy had challenged NASA to do? The photos of the Apollo 11 moon landing have been criticised as being too perfect, and looking like they’ve been photographed inside a TV studio with spotlights. Chris Everard, Secret Space, 2005
Why did NASA repeatedly fake lunar images and photographs? Why did NASA stage lunar expeditions which did not happen? The answer will surprise you. It can be summarised in two words: Money and UFOS. ibid.
After looking carefully through hundreds of NASA photos returned to Earth by Orbiter 3 and its predecessor Orbiter 2, American author George Leonard published a book called Somebody Else is on the Moon. George Leonard presented many photos in his book, some showing very long tracks in the lunar dust. Chris Everard, Secret Space II
All of the photographs were faked ... The pictures that we see that allegedly were taken on the moon are absolutely perfect. Unfortunately, errors were made which are now being discovered. Bill Kaysing
Those photographs can be demonstrated not to have been taken on the lunar surface. Marcus Allen, Nexus Magazine
Every single mission was filmed and photographed here on Earth. It was called a training exercise. It was called a simulation. Marcus Allen, interview Theo Chalmers ‘On the Edge’
The photographs and the films that we have watched I’d say were taken here on Earth during the training and simulation exercises. ibid.
There is a big mystery as to how it got to the moon because there is no photograph, film or TV of the Rover being unloaded from the Apollo lunar lander. ibid.
In some, areas lit from behind which should be in deep shadow are bright and perfectly visible. In other pictures the shadows are at near right-angles suggesting two separate light sources. Perhaps most surprisingly there are no stars in the Apollo photographs even though they were taken from space. When the archive film is sped up the astronauts appear to be running at normal speed in terrestrial gravity. And why does the flag appear to be fluttering in the breeze even though there is no wind on the moon? ... The conspiracy theorists believe radiation is the final nail in the coffin. The Truth Behind the Moon Landings, 2003
The NASA pictures ... analysed contain many inconsistencies, a whole core of which have no rational explanation or excuse. Dr David Groves, physicist & holographic computer image analyst
It was Kodak film, and the sensitisation of the film was essentially the same as ordinary film at that time. H J P Arnold, Kodak 1966-1974
If some of the film was spoiled, it’s remotely possible they [NASA] may have shot some scenes in a studio environment to avoid embarrassment. Brian O’Leary, astronaut, first UFO conference Hawaii