End of the Year Hike: Pawtuckaway State Park NH

John and I have been itching to get out of the city, so to celebrate new friends and a new home our neighbors Meg and Paul joined us on a Christmas mountain hike in New Hampshire’s Pawtuckaway State Park. This trail turned out to be breathtaking. And after 6 miles (round trip), 700 feet of elevation gain, lots of stopping for photographs and 5 hours with friends, I’d call it a good day

Be Moved Every Day: Jaguar

There’s no better way to recover from a stressful week in the lab than a photo bomb weekend. Alex and I got together Sunday to search for the railroad park, and just happened to stumble across a Jaguar show in Chandler. Needless to say, we didn’t make it to the trains.

The Secret Life of Scientists: Chris

Chris is a grad student that I work with who is finishing up his dissertation. I took some photographs of his STM (scanning tunneling microscope) setup. The microscope is hiding out in a case, what you’re looking at is a setup that Chris built in order to perform experiments in an oxygen free environment, suspended so that he can take images without worrying about interference from tiny vibrations. What’s that about a secret life? Well it seems that many of my scientist friends have some pretty exciting hobbies. Chris is a marathon runner. I’d love to do a series showing …

Phoenix Haboob

We had a crazy huge dust storm here in Phoenix Thursday night, and I found myself lured to the eerie-ness. It just seemed like the perfect opportunity to shoot a horror film or crime thriller. Okay okay, maybe I was a little inspired by the episode of Criminal Minds I was watching just as it hit…

A picture and a letter

Okay, so 26 Letters… This was a project for my industrial design class. We needed to find all 26 letters of the alphabet engraved, embossed or otherwise embedded into an object in such a way that the could be felt (i.e. no printed or painted text). We were also supposed to choose and follow a theme, and this is what we came up with. The general idea is that the objects photographed tell the user how to interact with them. Anything from a fire alarm telling the user how to react in an emergency, to a building sign letting a user …