Is a science museum photogenic? On Utata, an online salon for photographers, I found this lovely piece about photographing science and natural history museums, by Meera Sethi:
“What I’m trying to tell you is that I’m a late bloomer when it comes to science museums. I wish I had realized sooner how much I would grow to love staring into the eyes of taxidermied animals and tracing the sleek lines of skeletons with a finger – how much romance I would eventually find bursting from within the bulging outline of a trilobite fossil. All those years wasted writing bad poems and making up terrible plays, when all along I could have been crawling through whale vertebrae and calculating how much belladonna it would take to kill a man.”
Read the whole article.
Meera’s museum photos on Flickr.