Ken OsbornRichmond, CA
As a scientist and mathematician I work with numerical representations of the physical world; as a photographer I try to understand that world. The visual expression of everyday experiences as I see it thru the lens of my camera provides an extension of my senses and an ability to go beyond the surface. Photography is more than collecting technically correct pleasing images; it is an extension of self .
Degrees in chemistry/math (BA) and ecology (MS). Five years teaching high school math/science/photography and 2 years community college biology and ecology. More years than I can count as a laboratory scientist and now retired and pursuing my passion for photography.
My exhibits have included displays in small cafes and local businesses; the Blossoms and Thorns presentations at the Richmond Art Center (Richmond, CA), 651 Gallery (Martinez, CA), and (current limited selection) the National Park Service Rosie the Riveter Educational Center (Point Richmond, CA); and venues as a participant in Berkeley Camera Club shows throughout the East Bay.
My publications are typically of a scientific or mathematical nature and my photography has appeared on the cover of the bulletin of the American Society for Limnology and Oceanography (17:2 2008), in The East Bay Monthly (41:4), Contra Costa marketplace magazine (October 2010), San Francisco Chronicle Datebook (Oct 6, 2010), and in the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency Oct 2007 publication "Alameda County Congestion: Why Should Congress Care?"
My photographic aspirations include environmental and social issues as well as a fair amount of experimental photography with the recent addtion of an iPad 2 to my collection of essential photo toys.