How did you get started?I’ve been looking into micro-scopes since I was 9 or 10. At Marshalltown Community College in Iowa, I studied algae, protozoans, and aquatic insects, but I would always have to sketch by hand what I saw through the microscope. I remembered my dad shooting flowers in our yard, and thought it would be nice to take photos through the microscope instead. That was 1969. I started licensing photos of bacteria in the early ’80s. My work gained attention when I won awards from Nikon, and in 2000 I started full-time stock photography.