Another action photo from Math Master & Commander, Steve O’Keefe. We know he’s at home at sea. But he’s equally adept at capturing life as it flies by.
More Steve pix can be found at the PhotO’Keefe link to the right – or by clicking here.
This picture from Cap’n Steve O’Keefe, our Math Master & Commander, shows that if you peer down a level or two, reality isn’t all just straight lines and crisp angles. I think this photo is from a trip to Denmark (right Steve?) or some other wonderfully surreal location.
For more pics by our Math professor, click on the “PhotO’Keefe” link on the right column – or just click here.
Let’s ‘dive’ into this school year’s first installment of our series PhotO’Keefe, which features photographs taken by our very own Math Dept. Chair, and Master & Commander, Steve O’Keefe. This pic pretty much speaks for itself, or at least for Steve, for who hasn’t seen him descend on “a situation” like this at some point?
If you want to see more excellent pix by our Math Cap’n you can click on the “PhotO’Keefe” category link on the right column or click on the link above.
As you begin to dissect your way through the new week, we bring you another photo from the annals of our Math Master & Commander, Steve O’Keefe. This pic captures the roiling seas of the Bio Lab, and reinforces the sailor’s warning, “ay, t’is better to be standin’ or sittin’ in the lab than to be a-lyin’ down.”
Here’s a Holiday Portrait of the Artist As a Camera Man. I’m sure math teacher, Steve O’Keefe, knows the equation that describes the shape of the ornament and his image on it. Here’s a couple photos from the Math Master & Commander’s holiday trip to Longwood Gardens (a truly beautiful place in any season).
Another photo from math Master & Commander, Steve O’Keefe. This time from Italy, showing what it means to march forthrightly into the new week. As you’ll from this one and the following pics, it looks like Steve could be working for Vogue or Ralph Lauren:
The one on the right give a whole new meaning to Zoolander‘s “blue steel.”
As winter begins to close in, here’s another photograph from Master & Commander, Steve O’Keefe, which, in turn, conjures up images from this personal favorite poem by William Carlos Williams –
A Sort of a Song
Let the snake wait under
and the writing
be of words, slow and quick, sharp
to strike, quiet to wait,
– through metaphor to reconcile
the people and the stones.
Compose. (No ideas
but in things) Invent!
Saxifrage is my flower that splits
Steve O’Keefe, Chair of the Burke Math Department, spends a lot of time with his trusty digital Canon. In addition to countless sports photos that Burke.Word has appropriated from him over the past couple of years, Steve has a ton of great nature, travel and other photos that we’re highlighting. Today’s photo is in honor of Steve’s background in the US Navy. Steve has said that as a result of his time in the Navy he “can bring big ships alongside piers without doing much damage” – which he may have had to do from time to time while at Burke. The Master & Commander took today’s geometrically pleasing picture recently while at a sailboat race at the US Naval Academy. Check out another PhotO’Keefe original here.
We start the week with the first of what we hope is a new regular feature: O’Mathography – a random collection of the photographic work of Steve O’Keefe. Steve is a long-standing member of Burke’s Math Department, teaching various classes in the middle and high schools. He’s also been a frequent contributor of sports action photos to our ever-grateful blog.
In the education world, the word “mathography” refers to an autobiography about one’s experiences with math. Burke.Word is misappropriating the word to show how one mathematician experiences the world through photography. If mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space, and change, then O’Mathography is the study of how Steve views these things through the lens of his camera.
Did you take any cool snowmageddon pix? If so, we’d love to post ‘em up on Burke.Word. Just click on the “Comment” button below to let us know – and we’ll be back in touch about how to get them to us – and how to get them on the site.
To get things going, here are a few ice sculpture photos from today. More at BurkePix.