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The mysteries of translation

Illustrator Stuart Bradford aimed for a "fantastic-stories kind of quality" for the art accompanying this issue's cover story, "Language by the Numbers." Bradford, who scans photographs of objects into his computer, then manipulates them into a montage using Photoshop, says he wanted his lightning-crackling mechanized "translator" to capture "the mysterious aspect of how the mind works." The Californian has worked in the field of design and illustration for the past 20 years; his work has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Smart Money, and American Lawyer.

Youthful discretion

Writer Tom Waldron has a 14-year-old son at home, so it wasn't a stretch for him to spend time with teens who'd been recruited to attend the Center for Talented Youth's summer sessions ("Bright Lights in the City"). Waldron focused on CTY's growing number of minority candidates; many of these extremely bright kids come from tough urban backgrounds. "These are really remarkable teen-agers. I was extremely impressed by their energy and maturity," he says. Waldron, who spent 17 years as a reporter at the Baltimore Sun focusing on Maryland politics and government, is currently working on a book about the sinking of the Pride of Baltimore. --SD

Illustrator Wesley Bedrosian (Wholly Hopkins: "Conjecturing About Math's Big Questions") lives in New York City. To view his work and for contact information, visit
Photographer John Davis ( "Your Other Life") is based in Baltimore. Contact him by calling 410-241-2767.
Photographer Bill Denison ( "Sweet Persistence") lives and works in Baltimore. Phone him at: 410-823-0001.
Kristen Skedgell Devoe lives in Connecticut, where she is a psychiatric social worker in a maximum security prison. She has just completed her first novel. Contact her via e-mail at
Illustrator Gilbert Ford (Essay, "Enough About Me") lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Phone him at: 347-452-4098.
Tamara Hoffer (Wholly Hopkins: Vignette) is a Baltimore- based freelance photographer specializing in corporate and editorial portraiture. She can be reached at 410-383-2826, or by e-mail at
Will Kirk (Wholly Hopkins: "Students Take a Philosophical Approach to New Journal") is a photographer for Homewood Photographic Services. He received his bachelor's degree in English from Johns Hopkins University in 1999. E-mail him at
Photographer Mark Lee ( "The Big Question") is based in Baltimore. Contact him by calling 410- 663-3479.
Sally McGrane is a freelance writer and graduate student in the Hopkins Writing Seminars. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes ASAP, and Wired, among other publications. To reach her, e-mail
New Jersey-based illustrator Michael Morgenstern (Wholly Hopkins: "For McHugh, A Balancing Act on Stem Cells") counts Adobe, the New York Times, Random House, Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, Sony, Macworld, Farrar Straus & Giroux, and the Washington Post Magazine among his many clients. His Web site is Call him at 609-823-2420 or e-mail him at
Christopher Myers (Wholly Hopkins: "Film Collections Include a Wealth of Fading Images") is a Baltimore-based photographer. To see more of his fine art images, go to
Tom Nugent is a freelance writer who lives and works in Michigan. Contact him via e-mail at
Glenn Small (Wholly Hopkins: "Film Collections Include a Wealth of Fading Images") is a Baltimore writer and media rep for the Johns Hopkins Office of News and Information. E-mail him at
Photographer Jay Van Rensselaer (Wholly Hopkins: "Homewood House Marks Two Centuries") directs Homewood Photographic Services. Call him at 410-516-5332.
Photographer Jefferson Jackson Steele lives and works in Baltimore. Contact him by calling 410-664-8137.
Tom Waldron is a freelance writer who lives and works in Baltimore. Contact him via e-mail at:
Photographer Keith Weller ( "Take This Job and...") can be reached by calling 410-750-7100 or via e-mail
Writer Diana Whitman (Wholly Hopkins: Vignette) is project manager in the publications office of the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. Phone her at 410-516-6852.
Illustrator Jean Wisenbaugh ( "Take This Job and...") can be reached through her representative at

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