Author Archives: Richard Wintle

About Richard Wintle

I am Canadian by heritage, and a molecular biologist and human geneticist by training. My day job is Assistant Director of a large genome centre, where I do various things along the lines of "keeping the wheels on". In my spare time, I tend to run around with a camera, often chasing race cars, abandoned barns, and sundry wildlife.

Non-science: Concert Photography in Downtown Toronto

I seem to be morphing, at least part of the time, into a concert photographer. Toronto singer-songwriter Kai tears the roof off. Let me explain. Over the past few years, I’ve occasionally headed down to the financial district to catch … Continue reading

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I’m a student, graduate student (found poem)

A found poem, adapted from a particularly egregious example of automated voicemail-to-text transcription. Continue reading

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Marooned on the Island

Saturday of the 2014 Honda Indy Toronto race weekend – a wet and soggy affair indeed. Continue reading

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Perfect Purple – or, how a prompt word (or two) can help

Sometimes all it takes to kick-start your creativity is a carefully deployed prompt. Continue reading

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Lines. Lines. Lines.

I jump into the first DEDPXL photographic assignment, and find lines everywhere. Lines. Lines. Lines. Continue reading

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UK Photography, OR how my ten-year-old daughter kicked my butt, three times

Just when I think I’m a hot-shot photographer, someone much younger than me absconds with my camera, and hands me my backside on a platter. Three times. On one trip. Continue reading

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Another New Beginning

The Centre for Applied Genomics picks up and moves to its new home. With photos, of course. Continue reading

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Snapped and Snatched

I lose my camera, photograph the evidence with film, and eventually get it back again. It wasn’t as dramatic as it sounds. Continue reading

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A little preparation – the 2013 Honda Indy Toronto

I run around with a camera again, miraculously photographing news in the making. Sort of. Continue reading

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I smell a meme.

I borrow a meme from Henry, and answer a bunch of questions about myself, mostly honestly. Continue reading

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