My wife is a Master Naturalist who has planted milkweed from seed for the last few years. This was the first year that we had a Monarch come and lay her eggs on the plants! I spotted 12 little caterpillars munching out like little machines, getting bigger and bigger with their instars. At their final stage, we put them in an enclosure outside to keep them safe from birds and wasps.
Light in the Dark
I made this photo in the War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas during our family vacation in 2020. It is one of the most beautiful caverns in Arkansas and providing access to a dark, mysterious and bizarre underworld and habitat.
One of our family’s favorite pastimes has been to take a leisurely walk at the Big Dam Bridge on the North Little Rock side of the Arkansas River. These pile dikes have always intrigued us as we have walked the trail. As they stand strong and tall against the natural elements, they convey a sense […]
Sunset Over Pinnacle Mountain
The picture was taken from a steep ledge off a walking trail behind the old Veterans Administration Hospital in North Little Rock. With the sun setting rapidly, it was a race against time to frame the shot properly. I myself was surprised with the end result, which was achieved by minimal post-picture manipulation. Summers in […]
The Many Faces of the Little Rock Zoo
Photography has been my passion for years. On my free time, I would pick up my camera gear and venture out in pursuit of that “perfect” shot! My favorite time was on post-call mornings when I had the whole world to myself. It was a warm spring morning in 2012 and I ventured out into the fascinating natural world of the Little Rock Zoo. Just me, my camera and nature in its full glory! Here are some of the photographs.
View of the City of Rome from an Eighth Floor Balcony
A look at the city from my hotel balcony tells you why Rome is called “The Eternal City.” Jay Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Biophysics, and the Stebbins Chair in Cardiology at UAMS.
You Never Eat Alone in Italy
I have always been impressed with the Italian way of life, it impacts everything — their lifespan and resistance to chronic diseases. We have good friends in Italy and have been going there two or three times a year for the past 25 years.
White Coats for Black Lives
Taken on a sunny day in the June heat. I really wanted to capture how unified UAMS has been in responding to injustice in our community and in setting an example of a just culture. At the end of the event, everyone knelt on the ground (grass for some, asphalt for others). It felt much […]
First Responders Supporting UAMS
Taken at dusk after leaving a busy day working in the medical intensive care unit. I was overwhelmed by the support of our first responders, and watched quietly with one of our MICU nurses. It’s one of those moments that stands out like a bookmark in a chapter of one’s life. Michael S. Cross, M.D., […]
Clinton Bridge in Little Rock at night. f/9, ISO 100, 5 second exposure. I have always liked photographing paths. It is embarrassingly sappy and cliché of course, but when I see one, I think how it is symbolic of life’s paths. Some shots, like those that often accompany “The Road Not Taken,” show two or […]
In this long exposure photograph, I tried to depict people (generations) changing while the Pantheon itself stands erect witnessing history, rise and fall of kingdoms, and changing times.
Painting keeps me from becoming a spectator in my own life. It provides endless opportunities for in-the-moment awareness and a means for seizing my most valuable asset, time.
This image represents the “art of medicine” – the artistic and creative expression that can come from technical skills or seemingly black & white components.