fieryeyed photography: u of c museum of natural history



i’m a big fan of jen altman’s photography so i was thrilled to hear about the grand re-opening of her fieryeyed photography shop on etsy. the shop re-opens today at 12pm EST with a new series of photographs, called “feather & bone“, inspired jen’s visit to the university of colorado museum of natural history last november. jen had the opportunity to hand-select specimens from the university’s zoology collection and found herself immersed in a “spiritual” experience while photographing these pieces. the shop is open now and features 28 of jen’s polaroids printed as fine art archival 8×8 prints, so if you’re looking for something new to add to your home or give as a gift, click here to check out and shop jen’s new collection. thanks, jen!

[please note that all of the specimens shown here were handled and photographed with the permission of the university of colorado museum of natural history]

*click here and here for a sneak peek of jen’s home, and here and here for delicious recipes she shared with us last year



  1. Lolly says:

    Psst! U of C generally refers to University of Chicago. Not a big deal, but threw me off at first! Looks like University of Colorado goes by CU or various other incarnations, based on the local campus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Colorado_system)

  2. Brit says:

    Oh that jar with the snakes makes me want to throwup….ewwwww heeby jeebies on that one :)

  3. Marina says:

    That´s very nice. Since I am a biologist myself, I have some animals like that at home. :)

  4. Sara(Mrs.B.) says:

    ooh I love it.

  5. melina bee says:

    oh I just die for this kind of stuff!! Owls and taxidermy and snakes!

  6. Bren says:

    the owl is intoxicating.

  7. Louise says:

    was doin’ ok until the jar with the…horrors. Just a nightmare scenario.

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