At MIT, I was able to use a variety of art methods to create news images. The following portfolio pieces were heavily manipulated in Photoshop and used bits of photography and digital renderings. Most were made using iStock images, but I sometimes used my own photographs or images from the researchers.
For this image, I collaborated with research student Srivastava, who provided the digital rendering of the lattices. I created the scene and added the light effects. Read the article.
I took this photo of a mannequin wearing a space suit prototype. I then cleaned up the image and added a cosmic starry background courtesy of NASA. Read the article.
Study reveals a basis for attention deficits
"New findings could help scientists develop treatments for ADHD and other disorders." This image was created in Photoshop using a stock photograph of a plastic brain. Read the article.
The secret of wrinkling
"New research provides a general formula for understanding how layered materials form different surface patterns." Assembled with stock photography. Read the article.
When it comes to numbers, culture counts
"In a Bolivian rainforest society, children learn to count just like in the U.S., but on a delayed timetable." A stock digital rendering of leaves was manipulated to create this image. Read the article.
Articles of faith
"A new study of the words 'a' and 'the' sheds light on language acquisition." Stock photography of children was used in this image. Read the article.
MIT team creates ultracold molecules
"At near absolute zero, molecules may start to exhibit exotic states of matter." A stock photograph of an ice sphere was heavily Photoshopped to create these frozen molecules. Read the article.