Header image: Waterfalls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula


Click on the thumbnails below to see the full images! And scroll down for a description of this project.

A few years ago, on a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I began experimenting with long-exposure photographs of waterfalls. The following spring, I was captivated by the beauty of the flowers and blossoming trees in Chicago. Seeing that still images failed to capture my felt experience of these dynamic scenes, I wrote a computer program to combine the photographs I had taken in a way that might reveal the motion in the scenes, similar to the long-exposure shots I had toyed with in Michigan. The results are the images above.

Click on these links for examples of the original photos used to create the images above:  Radiant Peace \\ Tulip Streaks \\ Purple Oasis \\ Gentle Flame \\ May Play \\ Soaking In \\ Color Around the Corner \\ Extension \\ Tulips \\ Blossoms Under the Observatory \\ Bulbous Bliss \\ Aged Bonsai \\ Replicate

Molecular Dynamics Music Video:

In the video below, I play the theme song from the film, Amelie, on a keyboard. The name of the song is Comptine d`un autre ete – l`apres-midi. If you’d like to know more about the inspiration for this video and to learn about the science behind it, you can read the description on the video page (click here).