Hello, and thanks for checking out my website! My name is John Kraus; I’m a 18 year old photographer from Satellite Beach, Florida. I’m currently a senior at Satellite High School. I am a writer and photographer for my school's online news publication, The Telstar, and I am also involved in our yearbook program.

On-site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, during remote camera setup for a classified spy satellite launch atop an Atlas V rocket, October 2017. Photo: Tom Cross

I work as a photojournalist under AmericaSpace, a space news website covering American spaceflight. I often have cameras on-site at the Cape Canaveral launchpads to capture stunning closeup views of rocket launches. Other times I shoot launches off-site to take advantage of the beautiful scenery the Space Coast has to offer.
In July 2017 I had the honor of volunteering for Buzz Aldrin’s ShareSpace Foundation, working as an event photographer at the ShareSpace Foundation Apollo 11 Gala at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which commemorated the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969.
You may also have seen my work here:
United Launch Alliance's company headquarters; Centennial, Colorado
National Geographic: Online feature, July 2016
SpaceX founder/CEO Elon Musk's Instagram, Twitter
NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day: January 13th, 2018
WIRED magazine: October 2016
WIRED.com: August 2016
Fstoppers: July 2017
Observer: April 2017
Digital Photo magazine: October 2016
Digital Photography Review: September 2016
Inverse.com: Feature 1, Feature 2. August 2016
Pro Photographer Magazine: August 2016
DigitalRev Bokeh: June 2016
Resource Mag Online: June 2016
Fast Co Design: February 2015
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