I started my craft as a portrait photographer in a little studio in San Diego at the age of 18. After receiving my BS from Brooks, I decided to zig over to product photography and I never zagged back. Don't misunderstand, I enjoy portraiture, it's just that I enjoy the fussiness of product a bit more. One salient thing that the two have common is that you get interview clients in a unique way. In great depth.
After my initial site review over at Twist, I remember leaving both slightly dizzy and very giddy. I'm not the giddy type. The cause for the disruption from normal was that I felt like I had just returned from the future. The team over at Twist Bioscience had created a microtiter tray that went from the ordinary 96 samples to across the universe to 960,000 samples. That's an impressive jump. Each tiny well has 121 sub-wells. I wasn't allowed to see the device that moves around all those invisible droplets of stuff. Maybe next time.
If you would like to learn more about the now-future, then please head over to http://www.twistbioscience.com
Also, here's a Wired article on the subject. https://www.wired.com/2015/11/making-dna/
Client: Twist Bioscience
Photographer: Robert Couto
Retoucher: Robert Couto
© 2016 Robert Couto