For three decades I've worked as a Fringineer, blurring the lines between art/media and engineering.


It would seem that I shoot a lot of space, astrophotography, sunset, and Comic-Con photos, particularly Star Wars-y stuff.


Twitter: @KevinBaird


Published / licensed / exhibited images:


Geek Girls

San Diego Business Journal article about Leslie Fishlock. (non-paywall credit)


My iPhone Piggyback Rig

Several images featured on the Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine's Instagram account during my week-long "takeover" in late 2016, beginning with this one.


Phantom/GoPro Camera Quadcopter Drone

Ars Technica article about drone safety and one on about commercial drone use.


Orion capsule and USS Anchorage

NASA's Orion capsule arrival in San Diego was featured in a Smithsonian Air & Space magazine daily "snapshot"


NASA Orion EFT-1 Capsule aboard USS Anchorage

Photographed NASA's Orion capsule for a Planetary Society article on the retrieval of EFT-1 to San Diego


NASA's Bill Ingalls snapping our group photo

Space Answers article on NASA photographer Bill Ingalls


Perfect Ring of Fire

San Diego County Fair, 2013 Honorable Mention. Also included in Reddit's FAQ on SkyPorn and a Forbes article on the eventual disappearance of solar eclipses


Comet PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4) and Moon from San Diego

Planetary Society blog post about Comet Pan-STARRS


Landsat Atlas V Liftoff

University of Maryland Dept. of Geography article about their participation in the Landsat LDCM project


Business End of the Saturn V

San Diego County Fair, 2012 Honorable Mention + Donated Award from The Art of Photography Show



San Diego County Fair, 2012. 4th Place, Sports


Ad Astra

San Diego County Fair, 2012


Amy Teitel and Moon Dust

io9 article on a proposed 2020 mission to Mars


Mihály Horányi in the CCLDAS Lab

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at University of Colorado New Media Workshop


Red Tide Bioluminescence

San Diego's official Facebook page and the NBC Los Angeles "Worth The Drive" local travel blog, plus mention on blogs of The Washington Post, ABC News, and the LA Times


7016 Dark City

San Diego Union-Tribune's curated collection of San Diego Power Outage photos


my pic on home page home page


7405 Signing the Wall

Rear cover of Qualcomm's 2010 Yearbook of People


4055 Eve Selis and Fan

Eve Selis Band Facebook page profile photo


0836 Red Camera

Licensed by AVID for use in their 2010 NAB booth



Featured in an art exhibit on water conservation and use



Mars in 3-D article on MSNBC's Cosmiclog science blog


International Space Station in the Fireworks's Fourth of July feature


9716 Henderson Cyn Rd Wildflowers

KPBS used this for a story on desert wildflowers


2186 Whales & Dolphins & Boats Oh My

Licensed to owner of this boat


4454 Ignite Talk - Space Is Boring - Andy Cochrane

Front page of


Grinch iPhone Apps on Yahoo! Kids

Video featured on Yahoo!Kids


2368 Sea Lice

Birch Aquarium photo contest runner-up



Atmospheric Optics Photo of the Day


CNN comet

CNN i-Report featuring my time lapse footage of Comet McNaught


7568 ISS+Shuttle flyover, Moon, Orion

Time lapse clip on



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  • JoinedFebruary 2005
  • OccupationFringineer
  • HometownSanta Barbara
  • Current citySan Diego
  • CountryUSA
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