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Photographing the science museum

by Eva Amsen

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.”

taken in a science museum

Read the whole article.
Meera’s museum photos on Flickr.


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Meera August 7, 2008 - 11:40 AM

Hey, Eva! Thanks for linking to my essay — I’m tickled that you enjoyed it. I hope to see you around on Inkling soon! 🙂

lori August 27, 2008 - 4:26 PM

so glad you featured Meera, one of my favorite Flickr buddies!

Meera, you’ve been Boing boing’d! http://www.boingboing.net/2008/08/27/photographing-the-sc.html

Keir Hardie August 27, 2008 - 6:18 PM

That is a really nice piece Meera, thanks for bringing it to our attention Eva.

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