There is something incredible about getting up close. You notice the detail, the intricacy, woven into our world.
In some ways, microscopes were my first cameras.
I loved biology early on. I loved the uncovering of layers--organs to cells to organelles--and processes: yes water traveled up roots, but how. This was how I'd end up in the lab past midnight, peering into the microscope, watching cell walls fluoresce.
Seeing was magic.
Seeing was everything--mystery and understanding, all at once. Understanding because I saw the levels of this thing or that phenomenon. Mystery because this meant that every single thing in this world was full of that much complexity.