I’ve made no bones about my jealousy of Steve Pinker: his fluid ability to write, his awesome work ethic and productivity, his eloquence on the dais, and his ability to not just retain everything he’s ever read, but also bring it up when it’s appropriate. Oh, and he also lacks any arrogance—unusual in one of his renown.
And now I find the man does photography, too, and it’s good. He has a webpage just for his photographs (arranged by region and subject), and there are some from a recent trip to Vermont and New Hampshire when the leaves were turning. (If you’re not American or Canadian, fall in New England is one of the great sights of North America.) Here are a couple of those, and a few other shots from the site:
Knowing that the readers would want to know what kind of equipment Steve uses, I asked him, and he responded, “The New Hampshire and Vermont ones were taken with the Leica M (Type 240). The metadata for each shot (including camera and lens) are available on the site by clicking the circle with the little ‘i’ in it.”
Some more from the site:
Cape Cod, where he and Rebecca have a place (there are lots of photos):
And the theater at Delphi, one of my favorite places:
Well, at least I can contribute one thing to his personal development: I can (and will) advise him on which cowboy boots to buy—the one area where my expertise exceeds his!