The iconic shots from that day on the moon are now part of history’s visual lexicon. But it’s the less perfect frames in-between, not as visually interesting perhaps for their various scientific and mission-critical purposes, that can tell a different kind of story. A more human one, especially for those who can recall the anticipation of a batch of film fresh from the lab, duds and all. Just like on earth, in Armstrong and Aldrin’s images there are inadvertent shutter firings, focus errors, lens flare. In one image, Neil Armstrong even steps into the first photo of a panoramic sequence Aldrin was preparing, his suit’s backpack filling the entire frame.