Friday, October 21, 2016

Inorganic Chemist In Repose

There are some people who inspire you to grab your camera.  My roommate/friend/bass-player/fellow scientist Trevor is one of those people.  On many occasions, our household will be gathered in the living room doing some manner of activities when I yelp, "HOLD IT, TREVOR" and scramble up the stairs to grab my DSLR.

I can boil this down to two things: he is one of the most photogenic people I know and/or the least likely to make a fuss when the camera is around.  All my housemates are photogenic people.  Alas, they don't all like having a camera thrust in their faces and under direction that sounds like so: 

"Stop smiling!"  "Can you just look sad for a moment?"  "Just pretend I'm not here because you tense up and make weird faces." 

And so on and so forth.  Luckily, Trevor's a tolerantly good sport because anyone else might've said, "Whatever, I'm done.  BYE, FELICIA." Since he hasn't BYE FELICIA-ed me yet, I've produced these photographs which now require an artistic title.  So, here goes:

Inorganic Chemist In Repose.  The Creator of Bonds.  A Manipulator of Atoms . . . And A Beer.  The Man on a Stool. 

I think I'm really on to something here, folks. 


  1. I'm impressed, these are really good shots. I agree that Trevor is photogenic.

    Love, Fads

  2. Haha so chill :P I have a lot of friends who don't like being thrusted in front of the camera, or at least forget how to relax when that happens, so I resort to sneaking shots of them! :P -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  3. Lovely shots! And yes, I find those where the person is just being...themselves is when the most interesting pictures are captured!

    Meg | Elmpetra

  4. YES. Take more black and white shots, please? These are incredible and I love how raw they are.

    Also, I totally feel you when it comes to those people that are just perfect in front of the camera. Mostly they're the people who just don't give AF, heh. The worst are the people that see the camera and automatically start posing. :P


  5. YES TO THESE SHOTS! Loving the outcome and thank God to people like your roommate :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  6. Absolutely such amazing shots, I love all, thank you for sharing!!!


  7. Great work, love the mood. This is lovely.

  8. You are such a talented photographer, I love these shots!

  9. this is so good, alyse! he's indeed such a pleasant to the eyes. i like how he's so chill. i feel you about the "bye felicia" moment. people around me are gorgeous but they definitely run off whenever camera is on haha