Photographer Alessandro Barteletti has spent the last year creating a photo essay for National Geographic, in which he tells the story of 60-year-old European astronaut Paolo Nespoli. The photo was something great that stuck with him, and that Nat Geo picked for the cover of the July issue of National Geographic Italia.
For this project, Barteletti received access to the training centers in Europe, the US, and Russia, trailing Paolo and capturing photos honoring the astronaut as the first 60-year-old ever to be enrolled in a 6-month-long mission.
Equipped with only a ten-years-old Nikon D3, a wide angle lens an iPhone LED flashlight, he managed to take the cover photo for the magazine. And he only had 60 seconds to do it, so he had to think fast. Really fast.
via : DP Review