Is it possible to dip into the left and right side of the brain? You be the judge. I spend most of my time in a skeletal muscle research laboratory at the University of Rochester. I am in my fourth year working on my PhD in Pharmacology. Though my training has taught me to approach life with a scientific perspective, the intention of this site is to offer a glimpse into the creativity driven by the right side of my brain.

My sister Keeley, a professional photographer whose work can be found at keeleyloy.com, was the driving force behind my addiction to photography as a hobby. The expertise she shared with me transformed me from an occasional point-and-shoot novice to an admittedly amateur, yet informed, photographer. She accurately describes my work as artistic, but never without scientific foundations. I suppose it is possible to dip into the right side of my brain, but never without some negotiations with the left.

For me, photography is an escape from a world of experimentation that fails more often than it succeeds. The essence of research is chasing that which we cannot easily observe. Photography offers the potential to capture that which lies in front of your eyes in ways that unlock creativity. The ability to share a unique perspective, literally or figuratively, of the world around you is extremely rewarding. The ability to capture and bring home my favorite elements of the outdoors and the world around me is a spectacular gift; there is no better reminder that there are places beyond the frustration of a daily job than walking into a room covered with pictures that lucidly illustrate the many places I have discovered during my travels.

I owe special thanks to Beth Stock for designing site concepts and getting the ball rolling on a gorgeous site. I am indebted to Jesse Silverstein, my long time friend and the only person I know who can make a website do anything I ask, for his incredible work in coding and implementating the user-friendly environment and dynamic workability of LoyPhoto.com