Cryogenic Sleep​​​​​​​

M | li P & E | daniel tscharner (Instagram)
In the year 2135, humanity perfected the art of cryogenic sleep. Astronaut Nova was the first to trial the Chronosuit, designed to preserve the human body during interstellar travel. The suit, a marvel of bioengineering, mimicked the human skin's ability to breathe and protect, yet it could sustain a person in stasis for centuries.
Nova's mission was to reach the nearest habitable planet, Proxima Centauri b. The world watched as she curled into her vessel, the fetal position symbolic of rebirth, and the Chronosuit activating its preservation mode, encasing her in a protective cocoon of silver.Years turned into decades, and decades into centuries.
Humanity waited for the signal that would herald Nova's awakening. And then, one day, it came. A simple transmission from light-years away, "New dawn. Nova out of cocoon. Proxima welcoming."
Nova awoke on a new world, alone but undaunted, ready to be humanity's first interstellar envoy in a universe brimming with unknowns.
author: ChatGPT | prompt daniel tscharner

Notes about this shooting:
Safety always comes first. For this shoot, we conducted numerous experiments and gradually created the vacuum in several small steps. This allowed both the model and us to understand how the setup behaved. We developed a workflow and agreed on signals for the model to communicate with us effectively. Additionally, one person was solely responsible for managing the vacuum and the plastic.
Furthermore, we thoroughly discussed the entire process with the model before hiring her. She is highly trained and, owing to her training, is very familiar with her body's capabilities and limitations.
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