Hello, I'm Alyse.  People also call me J.X.L., which are the anglicized initials of 梁静欣, my Chinese name. I am a scientist (finishing my Ph.D. in 2018!), photographer, and artist living in Greater Los Angeles.  Welcome to my blog!

I founded Lumière & Lens as a hobby in 2015.  I write about lifestyle, photography, and things that strike my fancy.  Lumière is French for light -- my intent is always to find the brighter side to situations, to find beauty, and positivity in every situation.  I try to update as much as my studies allow.  Curious as to what you'll find?  I write a Sunday seriesphotographyrecipes, and the occasional post on beauty

L&L is my personal space to share, create, and communicate with other bloggers.  I hope you enjoy reading it as much I do creating it!

 Photo by Nik M.