Photo by Nik M.

Hello, I'm Alyse!
Chemistry, BSc & PhD
Guangzhou (1988) → New York City (1989)  → Philadelphia (2006)  → Los Angeles (2012)  →  Seattle (2018)

I am a full-time scientist, a freelance photographer, and artist new to the Pacific Northwest!  Welcome to my blog, where I write about lifestyle, photography, and things that strike my fancy.  Lumière & Lens was founded in late 2015 as a hobby and creative outlet outside of my academics.  Lumière is French for light -- my intent is always to find the brighter side to situations, to find beauty, and positivity in every situation.  In addition to its function as an online diary, Lumière & Lens is host to a small community of other bloggers and has been a springboard for sharing, creating, and communicating with individuals from around the world!

Not sure where to start?  I write a Sunday series where I recap the week. I also share my photographyrecipes I try, and the occasional post on beauty.  I hope you enjoy reading it as much I do creating it!