September 12, 2007

Rock Star

I used to do a lot of portraits when I started working for magazines in NYC and I remembered those days when I did a fun portrait a while back of Professor E.O.Wilson. He’s the Mick Jagger of Science, often referred to as “Darwin’s Natural Heir” and a genius. He is an amazing thinker, a two time Pulitzer prize-winning author, the man who coined the term “biodiversity” and also a very gentle man. I made this image at the Darwin exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC. After the session, I got to walk through part of the Darwin exhibit with him and hear some stories about Darwin’s family, who he knew. It was one of those moments that made photography the joy it continues to be for me.

E.O.Wilson, The Mick Jagger of Science

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