Brushing Away the Dust

Harvard Museum Natural History

The Harvard Museum of Natural History is like an Indiana Jones movie set piece. It was built in a time when people went to museums to marvel at the spectacle of nature contained. Separated from visitors by thick panes of glass, there is nothing interactive here. Yet, hundreds of tiny fingerprints on the glass suggest the unconscious urge to connect to these creatures from the noisy groups of schoolchildren who visit each day.With my portrait shoot for Discover Magazine complete and my flight home still a couple of hours away, I set about to bring back some photographic souvenirs from this brief trip north. It was a nice surprise when I get the magazine in the mail and saw that they ran a few of these as well.

Andrew Knoll

Andrew Knoll for Discover Magazine