Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Feigenbaum constant

I had previously blogged about my new series on faith and math, but today seemed like a good day to post another picture in this series.

This piece is about the Feigenbaum constant, another transcendental number. Every chaotic system that corresponds to this description will bifurcate at the same rate. Feigenbaum's constant can be used to predict when chaos will arise in such systems before it ever occurs.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Memory, speak. The Economist.

This is the last photo that in the Memory, speak series that is featured in the gallery shown.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tiny Little Droplets

Another wonderful collaboration photo. This picture shows a water drop impacting a superhydrophobic surface. This was part of a poster titled "Size Dependence of Drops Impacting Superhydrophobic Surfaces", by D.A. Bolleddula, H.E. Dillon, A. Aliseda, P.S. Bhosale, and J.C. Berg.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Speak, Memory

The UWPG show "Speak, Memory" which I have been preparing for all summer has just gone up. It features great work from several local photographers who all interpret the theme in diverse ways. The full series I have developed is also available on my website (link).

Sunday, December 05, 2010

The Nutcracker

9th Avenue School of Dance is performing The Nutcracker this year at the Fife Performing Art's Center. Holiday magic guaranteed!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Kids on a Tractor

Careful about letting your brother drive ....

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ferrofluid droplets

This image shows the sequence of a ferrofluid (magnetic fluid) impacting a superhydrophobic surface. The video that explains the phenomena was a recent submission to a fluid conference by Danny Bolledula, Prasad Bhosale, myself, and other collaborators. The video gives an overview of ferrofluids and the jetting phenomena we observed.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Dog Day

Sometimes the best subject for a portrait is a pet. Even when the dog in question seems to think you are crazy.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Math+photo+coffee = fun

My photography is the current month exhibit at the Zoka Cafe in the University District. The math photography is featured, well worth a trip for the lovely coffee alone ....

Friday, November 05, 2010

Fall Engagement Photos

We took these in the arboretum just as the leaves were starting to turn. One of my favorite couples to photograph, they just love to talk about science!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

"Doubt" Gallery Show

I have four photos in the UWPG fall show titled "Doubt". The photos were chosen to evoke visual confusion and the collection is surprisingly unclear!

Stop by if you have a moment! Directions and more info.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Memory, speak. Dara

The latest in my speak, memory series. This is a portrait of a chemical engineer, but you probably already guessed that from the photo.

The rest of the series is viewable on my website.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Three lovely girls

I spent a few hours with an old friend and took pictures of her lovely girls.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Family Photos

One of my favorite families to photograph. We took a few moments to do photos at the rose garden in Boise, ID.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Aria Dance presents Threads

Just a moment to highlight an upcoming dance performance that I made the poster for. The Aria Dance Company is presenting "Threads, weaving the stories of life" on November 5th. The show will also feature guest performances from Dance Contemporary and AEON Contemporary Dance.

You can get tickets to the performance at

I took photos at the last performance, which may give you a taste of the great shows this group puts on. 2009 Show

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Romance in the Dark

A wonderful engagement session with an adorable couple. We ended up shooting after dark in Seattle, which led to the great silhouette in front of the stained glass of Suzzallo.

I think you can just tell they will be happy forever from looking at the photos.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Live Music at Neumos

A few friends and I went to see Reggae at Neumos. Too dark to get amazing photos but I think you can see the fun the performers were having. Beres Hammond, Inner Circle, Culture feat Kenyata, Lenya Wilks.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Exploring Faith and Math

I am starting a new series exploring faith and mathematics. Many scientist write about the ties they see between religion and mathematics including Carl Sagan, John C. Polkinghorne (my favorite) and many more.

My series is based on transcendental numbers and scientific constants. Hopefully they are a thought-provoking look at your own faith, whether you believe in God, science, or both.

This image is called "the transcendental nature of prayer". None of the 5 trillion digits of pi calculated to date repeat. Can we quantify prayer?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Ben and Judy

A wedding reception with a Luau theme. Amazing party as expected.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Memory, speak. Jen

This is the second photo in my series "Memory, Speak". The goal is exploring the depth of a person beyond the face or that first introduction. More photos in the series.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Oregon Coast Feature

I have a new gallery on the website to feature my Oregon Coast work. I started this gallery because I have had several recent requests for a "collection". There is a range of geography from Heceta Head and the Sea Lion Caves to the Canon Beach area.

A travel website is now featuring several of the images in the photo journal section.

Sunday, September 05, 2010


Sarah and I took a "shortcut" through the University of Washington campus. I caught a few bees at work.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Leafy portrait

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The launch of like

Just a quick note to let the website fans know that "like" is now available on every photo for facebook and twitter. So spend a moment to find something you like! Or you could just like this one. :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Oregon coast

A short weekend visit to haystack rock and the Oregon coast. I caught a few of the Tillamook rock lighthouse, awesome!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

More studio portraits

A few more from the studio, a lovely portrait shoot.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Occassionally a bit of illustration (chickens?)

Although I spend the bulk of my time as a photographer I do occasionally spend time as an illustrator or doing more "art" work. I am currently working on an illustration project for a new book, so I thought I might share an older work to set the stage.

These are a few of the pages from "Personal Shell" a story developed in 2008. The full story is here.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Studio Bridals

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Formal Portraits

A few portraits from the business world.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Memory, speak. Mikala

This is the first portrait in my new series, "Memory, speak". The goal is to allow the memories of a person to tell you the story of who they are. I find the layers of a human that are not visible in the face are fascinating.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Steven and Allix

A sneak peak for the lovely bride and groom from Idaho. It was an amazing party and a beautiful wedding in Priest Lake, Idaho. I could hardly pick which to post so there are more coming soon!

Saturday, July 10, 2010