Jesse photographed Dr. Ariane Middel with MaRTy (Median Radiant Temperature Robot). Dr. Middel is working towards a paper, “50 Grades of Shade,” exploring how different types of shade impact radiate temps. Does shade of a tree cast a different temperature than the shade from a building? And what does this mean for city planning as we address climate change and rising temps in desert cities? These portraits are part of a larger project exploring climate change and it’s effect on populations around the world.
Photographer: Jesse Rieser
Client: National Geographic
Photo Editor: Dominique Hildebrand