The Rocketgirl Chronicles is a photo book that transcends time and space

The Rocketgirl Chronicles
(Image credit: Andrew Ravenko - The Rocketgirl Chronicles)

In March 2019 as the world went into lockdown, Ukrainian-born, Australian-based photographer Andrew Rovenko and his daughter set out on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Together they explored the quiet city streets and empty parks, rode on empty buses to new silent spaces, and found magic in mundane surroundings. 

Almost three years on from when lockdown restrictions were first imposed in Melbourne, the adventures of the little astronaut are coming to an end in the culmination of The Rocketgirl Chronicles – Backyard Space Travel, the debut photo book by Rovenko. 

The Rocketgirl Chronicles
Andrew Rovenko

Born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine, Andrew Rovenko has called Australia home for the last 18 years. Having worked as a freelance magazine photographer, Andrew has always enjoyed the freedom of a non-commercial brief and now primarily focuses on persona projects shot on film where the joy of craftsmanship can be experienced the most. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.