Saturday, June 30, 2012

NEEMO - NASA astronauts train for Outer Space in Inner Space

NASA is convinced that many of the tasks they perform in the weightless environment of space can best be replicated, and practiced, in the weightless environment of underwater.  To that end, they recently wrapped a 12-day mission living in saturation at Aquarius Reef Base off Key Largo, Florida Keys.

To learn more about the NEEMO Mission, see NASA Extreme Missions Operations at

To learn more about Aquarius Reef Base, a unique scientific outpost that enables living under the sea for extended periods of time, see

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Art of Swimming

Adam Hanlon of Wetpixel wrote a very nice article about my work photographing competitive swimmers at

In that same realm, tonight I was gratified to see one of the swimmers I had photographed recently win the 100-meter backstroke at the Olympic Trials in Omaha. Missy Franklin is only 17 years old, but will be going to her first Olympics in London this summer.  Go Team USA!