March 2014, when I submitted the proposal to write this book, it occurred to me that perhaps the seeds were planted decades earlier. By chance, I was introduced to scientific photography when working on a BA degree in biology. At the time, I was attempting to photograph through a microscope because I wanted to try. Alone and without guidance, the results I achieved were awful but the exposure to the challenge of photographing nearly invisible things was thrilling. As I think back to that time, I believe I discovered the power of curiosity and became further addicted to photography. It was a transformative time.

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