Portraits of Michael Puett, Harvard philosophy professor, and Christine Gross-Loh, author

This past month, I was asked to photograph a co-author team at Harvard University who've recently finished writing a book about Chinese philosophy. Michael Puett, who is the Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, teamed up with Christine Gross-Loh, author and Harvard PhD graduate, to produce a book for both general and academic audiences.

 Harvard philosophy professor, Michael Puett and author Christine Gross-Loh at Harvard University. Cambridge, MA.

Harvard philosophy professor, Michael Puett and author Christine Gross-Loh at Harvard University. Cambridge, MA.

The authors' European publishers, based in the Netherlands, approached me to produce promotional portraits, both singly and together, that conveyed the authors' combined intellect and warmth. 

Michael, considered to be one of the most popular professors of Harvard's faculty, and Christine, whip-smart, kind, and prolific author of many books, were an absolute joy to work with - both so friendly and sincere. We shot around Harvard's campus, both in academic and wooded areas, and created beautiful portraits that flattered both the petite Christine, and the very tall Michael, bringing out their distinct personalities.