Talk about a power couple!

It’s not every day that I have the honor of photographing Nobel prize winners.1  James E. Rothman was awarded the 2013 Nobel in Medicine or Physiology. I’d do more damage than good if I tried to explain his work on the machinery regulating vesicle traffic, but you can read up on it here.

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The award was presented at the royal ceremony in Sweden, then Dr. Rothman and his wife neuroscientist Joy Hirsch (whose headshots I had previously taken) continued to take the country by storm at galas and banquets that continued for a fortnight. One of Dr. Hirsch’s stunning ensembles was even voted top gown of the year.  When the whirlwind finally calmed down, I had the pleasure of photographing Dr. Hirsch in her gowns.  The result of the fashion shoot? A marriage of science and art.

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Makeup and styling by Tiagi.

 

 


1 Not every day, but not the first time either.  I’ve photographed two Nobel Peace Prize winners: President Obama and President Carter.

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