Sunday, January 2, 2011

The New Year

I'm starting a new job tomorrow as photo editor for the Wall Street Journal. I'm really looking forward to it. Doing the science beat for Discover has been great, but I'm ready to go back to mainstream media. I won't miss the press announcements about new measurements of earth's magnetism or the latest exoplanet, and worrying about how to art these discoveries. I look forward to never, ever doing another astronomy story. I'm still negotiating about the future of my blog for Discover, Visual Science. Not sure if I'll be able to continue that work.

This is an older photo of mine. It is one of my favorites from my abstract-landscape phase. I really worked hard during that time. My mom has this one on her wall. This Christmas, one of the kids in the house asked if it was a shark fin, and that was cool.

When I made this photo I was thinking about that landscape genre of collapsed barns in prairies. Those barns somehow that became a ship, and also about a re-ocurring dream I had about a shark swimming under me and running its fin along my spine while I floated in the water above. I often awoke from this dream with my back locked in an arch.


  1. Oh, wow! Big changes for you! Congrats on the new gig, but I'm sure your eye will be missed at Discover. Will you still come to Photolucida?
    This is a lovely shot - so pure on many levels. The composition, shapes, tonality - so serene, yet a little threatening, too, with the sharp shape. It does look like a sark fin!
    Best to you in 2011!

  2. Hi Grace,
    Not sure if I'll be continuing with all the reviews..
    I'll just have to see..