Click to preview ROCKET SCIENCE photo book

Over a span of 6 years, artist Lauren Orchowski drove throughout North America documenting the Cold War-era rocket ship playgrounds with her 8 x 10 view camera. With photographs created in both black and white and color, the viewer is invited to contemplate Utopia, revisit their childhood, or question why they have not yet signed up for space camp. This collection of images is also accompanied by text offering insight to the evolution of the project.
In 2010 the book was awarded 2nd Runner Up in the Portfolio category of the Photography Book Now competition.


About the Author


Lauren Orchowski utilizes the medium of photography as a platform for her drawings, works on paper, and dioramas. Creating images in both black and white and color, she has exhibited her work in the United States, Iceland, and Germany. She is a graduate of the School of Art at Arizona State University and holds a Master of Fine Arts in photography from Hunter College in New York City.

Publish Date  June 26, 2010

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  78 pgs   Premium Paper, lustre finish

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asubset says

What a WONDERful book! !!!

- A.

posted at 08:57am Apr 24 PST


orchowski says

Thanks for your memory! I would climb up to the top of every rocket, before or after I had made the image, and do the same thing.

posted at 09:13am Sep 21 PST


Patrick100 says

I played on a rocket just like the ones in your book in Joplin Missouri. It was there until the early 90's and then it disappeared. You could go to the top of it and shake the whole thing back and forth!! Ohhh man! Great subject matter for a book! Congrats on the win!

posted at 12:48pm Sep 20 PST


missoni says

amazing book!

posted at 01:12am Sep 16 PST


orchowski says

Yes, the location for the picture "I Would need a Jetpack 2009" is Killeen, Texas.
Thank you for checking out my work!

posted at 09:52am Sep 15 PST


wud_e says

For the picture, "I would need a Jetpack 2009" is that Killeen Texas?

posted at 08:23am Sep 15 PST


bjurasz says

I grew up playing on a rocket ship playground in the early 70's. This brings back so many memories!

posted at 05:32am Sep 15 PST


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