I am a passionate award winning scientific photographer specializing in microscopy art. I continuously thrive to fuse art and science through advanced photographic techniques applied to microscopy. I am particularly passionate about imaging chemicals, pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements. Because of my love for nature, especially the botanical aspect of our world, my imagery tends to take on botanical-like appearances. To make my imagery, I experiment with the synthesis of chemicals in the laboratory in search of complex mixtures that produce exquisite crystallographic patterns when frozen. Every now and again I make a thrilling discovery. In carrying out my artwork I make extensive records, documenting all of my procedures and observations in a recipe book. I find this kind of experimental photographic art and research extremely motivating and rewarding. My aim is to encourage people to look at the finer details of our beautiful world and to cultivate an appreciation of it's beauty, to spark conversation and inspire curiosityby asking questions about what they think the art is when the they look at it. To me, scientific photographic art must not only be educationally informative, but it must be enlightening and it must be aesthetically beautiful to the extent that you would like to hang them on the walls of your home.
Louisiana Art & Science Museum
I am honoured to be a featured scientific photographic artist in the "Iridescence" exhibition. In the world around us, Iridescence is a captivating sensation. In the natural world, iridescence is found in soap bubbles, bird feathers, butterfly wings, gemstones, seashells, and fish and snake scales. In the human-centric world, color-shifting clothes, automotive paints, the newest cell phones, and even special-edition LSU football helmets are created with iridescent materials.
About the Exhibition
The intersection of human-made and biological iridescence affords us a unique opportunity to 1) demonstrate the subjective and often highly personal and expressive nature of color under artistic frameworks, and 2) utilize this striking phenomenon to both entertain and educate the public on core STEAM educational concepts, notably those in color, perception, physics, biology, fashion, photography, and art.
My interview with Science Photo Library
Prints available for purchase on NANOVIZZ
A selection of my limited edition fine art prints and canvas prints are now available for purchase at NANOVIZZ. They include common medications, health supplements, chemicals used in cancer research, agricultural fertilizers and in engineering, seen in ways never seen before. Nothing about these imagery is artificial. The colours, textures and patterns arise because of the physics and chemistry of the materials and their interaction with white light passing through their crystalline lattice.