E. O. Wilson – Harvard biologist, author, researcher and theorist
A survey recently pointed out that Lexington is the 22nd smartest city in the United States. A biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist, and author, Mr. Wilson is one of the people driving us up the list. He is crazy-intelligent but also very unassuming. I’m sure he was amused at my attempts to articulate about science. 84 years young, Mr. Wilson writes around four hours a day on various scientific subjects. I had done a number of set-up portraits of Mr. Wilson but wasn’t really all that pleased with how they looked. I didn’t think they did him justice, but finally, as I was packing up, he began his writing in his natural style and habitat – the perfect portrait. I think this captures one of Lexington’s treasures in his element.