Chris Haber is a professional photographic artist, photojournalist, STEM / STEAM educator, writer and photography instructor based out of Brevard County, Florida near Cape Canaveral and NASA Kennedy Space Center in the heart of America’s Space Coast. As a freelancer his client list includes hundreds of models, a few actors, a NASCAR/Buschcar team, a PBS documentary production company, computer giant IBM, aircraft & spacecraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, internationally acclaimed band Beats Antique, Gabriel Rothblatt for US Congress, several magazines & calendars and more.
Chris is also the official photographer of the historic major motion picture The Newcomers 3D which is currently in preproduction. An alien invasion sci-fi action film, with A-List actors and director, will be first to ever feature a real commercial spacecraft, the XCOR Aerospace Lynx Suborbital Vehicle, as well as being the first movie to use footage shot in space, and will feature real NASA astronauts on-screen as well as benefit from the knowledge of some of NASA’s top scientists behind the scenes. He is also a consulting aerospace subject matter expert and television producer for CenterBoro Productions movie & TV production company.
His renowned aerospace art was even featured as a solo gallery art exhibit at the legendary 2015 Official Cape Canaveral Yuri’s Night World Space Party commemorating Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space (April 12, 1961) and the inaugural space shuttle launch (April 12, 1981).
As Chris wants to share what he has learned in the industry, he also teaches hands-on photography seminars around the world as well as speaking to groups such as schools and camera clubs.
The countless hours he has spent covering America’s space program has resulted in a coffee table book filled with his fine art aerospace imagery, which is slated to be released next year. It will cover the transition and retirement of NASA’s Space Shuttle fleet, unmanned science missions, Commercial Crew Program, current exploration efforts, testing & development of experimental systems, rare views inside some of NASA’s least seen facilities and more.
His name has flown in space on 3 unique spacecraft, the first test flight (EFT-1) of NASA’s Orion (Space Shuttle replacement) launched in December 2014. Next is NASA’s InSight mission to Mars, launching in March 2016 and then NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission, scheduled to launch in September 2016 to the Bennu asteroid, capture a sample and return it to Earth.
He is available for hire as a photographer, teacher and speaker, a small sampling of his works are on exhibit here at ChrisHaber.com and you can connect with him via social media on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Klout, Last.FM, LinkedIn, and Kred
He founded and runs Space Coast Modeling and Photography, the largest professional network in the region, which includes models, photographers, actors, casting agencies, hair & makeup artists, magazine editors, clothing designers, & more and they hold photography excursions around the globe for their members.
He actively advocates and participates in Stanford University’s Folding@Home medical research project, research into numerous cancers, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s, AIDS and many more. Folding@Home is a great way for ANYONE to help. Users around the world simply download a tiny program to their computers and when the computer is not in use it will help run computer model simulations and return the data to Stanford. Chris has held numerous charity auctions of his artwork benefiting this cause and runs them on his own computers at home.
“What I have done cannot be taken from me.” – Eugene Delacroix
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