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September 12, 2007

Photographing a Rock Star..of Science!

I used to do a lot of portraits when I started working for magazines in NYC. One great recent portrait was Professor E.O.Wilson. He’s the Mick Jagger of Science, often referred to as “Charles Darwin’s Heir” and a genius. He is an amazing thinker, 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. I always like to photograph people in their element. And yes, I used a flash;) Don’t you always use a flash with a rock star?

E.O.Wilson, The Mick Jagger of Science