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Atop a shelf in the prop room, I spot a box labeled “Dead Things,” which turns out to be entirely literal: “I was showing my exploded photos to an art director friend of mine who suggested I explode a frog, so we ordered some frogs online. While we were at it, we figured we’d get a few other things: a squid, an octopus. Since then I also photographed a human brain for a magazine, which was kind of amazing. We borrowed it from a university; they let us bring it to the studio, which really surprised me. I really like doing science-related photos, so I try to pursue that — it’s just interesting to me. You really can get anything online.”