A selection of my writing for the online publication Atlas Obscura. 


Women Built London's Waterloo Bridge, But It Took These Photos to Prove It

September 21, 2018 


Famous Landmarks, Before They Were Finished

July 24, 2018 


For a Brief, Glorious Moment, Camera-Wielding Pigeons Spied From Above

July 18, 2018 

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The Mystery Man Who Spent 20 Years Photographing North American Buildings

July 6, 2018 


How a 19th-Century Biologist Became an Underwater Photography Pioneer

June 14, 2018 


The Artful Imperfection of Medieval Manuscript Repair

May 9, 2018 


Celebrating Berlin's Typography, Before It Vanishes

April 25, 2018 


Photographing a Stormy Sea in All Its Mythic Glory

March 21, 2018 


Unseen 1960s Photos of London's East End

February 12, 2018 

How Photographers Captured the Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII

January 26, 2018 

The Most Amazing Archival Treasures That Were Digitized in 2017

December 15, 2 

The World's Tiniest Wonders, Revealed Through Photomicrography

November 7, 2017 

The Grim Crime-Scene Dollhouses Made by the ‘Mother of Forensics’

October 6, 2017 

The Women Who Rode Miles on Horseback to Deliver Library Books

August 31, 2017 

When Neuroscientists Become Artists

August 9, 2017 

The Abstract Beauty of One of the World’s Harshest Climates

July 19, 2017 

Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong's Kai Tak Airport

July 21, 2017 

How San Francisco Chronicled Its Own Tech Boom

May 19, 2017 

A Photographer’s Quest to Find the Last of the Drive-In Theaters

April 28, 2017 

The Dazzling Designs for a New York That Never Existed

October 21, 2016 

The Glorious Symmetry of Hong Kong’s Streetscapes

October 7, 2016


The Strange Loveliness of Europe’s Recycling Plants

March 16, 2016


Intricately Color-Coded Maps Marking Bomb Damage from the London Blitz

March 11, 2016


Photos Of The World’s Water, Expressing Itself In Breathtaking Ways

January 6, 2016