Photography

 

Aaron at Spirit Falls by FC-20160131-AME-3190
At Spirit Falls, Royalston, Massachusetts. Photograph by Flossie Chua.

I’ve been viewing the world through a camera for as long as I can remember. I’ve worked with Kodak instamatic, Konica range-finder, and Minolta and Nikon SLR film cameras, and switched to digital about 10 years ago, when full-frame (FX format) digital SLRs first became available. I use Nikon digital SLRs (a D3 and a Df) because they can accommodate all of the lenses that I acquired when I was still using film. Their optical quality is excellent, and I don’t mind manual focusing.

Some of my photographs are in private collections, and many others have appeared on the covers of scientific journals (Ambio, American Journal of Botany, Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, Ecology, Northeastern Naturalist, and Wetlands Ecology & Management), in the pages of magazines including Wings and Northern Woodlands, throughout A Field Guide to the Ants of New England, and in several ecology and biology textbooks. My most recent exhibition of photographs was at the Phinehas S. Newton Library in Royalston, Massachusetts in October, 2012.

In 2016, Sybil Gotsch and I co-organized a photography workshop and retreat in Costa Rica. You can explore some of the products of this workshop here.