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Damon Casarez

Damon Casarez’s images have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Fast Company, WIRED Magazine, the Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, and Variety. In 2016, he was named one of PDN Magazine’s 30 Emerging Photographers To Watch.


Photo by Damon Casarez

The Sky Is Calling

Spring 2017 | Interviews

On February 14, 2017, Jim Edwards spoke with Jack Hitt as part of the ongoing series “Amateur Hour,” in which various tinkerers, zealots, and collectors discuss their obsessions. Edwards is a retired aerospace engineer with a passionate interest in astronomy and space exploration. His home observatory in Redondo Beach, California, is designated U73 by the Minor Planet Center for his collection of asteroid data. Edwards has recently been collecting data on the exoplanet WASP-33b. The conversation that follows has been edited for brevity and meaning.