Skulls Staff Spotlight: Behind the Bones with Austin
What is your primary role at Skulls Unlimited or SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology?
I am the product photographer for SUI.
What is the coolest thing about your job?
Taking photos of animals that I have never heard of or never knew anything about, then learning about them.
Do you have a bone collection?
Only the ones in my body.
What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?
I still play and build with Lego. I also watch a lot about camera gear and photography techniques. I collect old film cameras and still shoot with them. Even a 4x5 Graflex Graphic View.
What is your favorite specimen in the museum(s) or your favorite thing we sell in the Gift Shop?
The humpback whale, it just shows how small I am in this world.
What is your favorite part of each workday?
Getting to learn something new every day.
Can you play any instruments?
I can play the drums and djembe.
Choose a movie title for the story of your life (you can choose an existing title or make up your own!):
Bubble Boy. I grew up a little sheltered.
Austin's colleagues say...
"Austin has brought a new level of professional experience to our photography and is a true asset to the company."
"I enjoy sharing an office with Austin. He has great ideas and is a very talented photographer! Bonus: He manages to make me gut-laugh several times a day."
"Austin is the best! He is like a Teddy Bear. Always willing to help in any way he can."