1859 Magazine: Dr. Brett Sheppard

I photographed Dr. Brett Sheppard for the July issue of 1859 Magazine.  We met at his office up on "Pill Hill", otherwise known as OHSU, and I spent the next 45 minutes in complete awe of his humble, generous, good natured personality....despite his stature in the universe of medicine as a passionate trailblazer in the quest for finding new treatments for pancreatic cancer. As we worked our way around the campus, we came across a quote etched into the side of one of the buildings.  He made a point of showing it to me...it's a quote he makes note of every day, and I think it can serve as a good reminder for everyone, not just the giants among men.

The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the oceans was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge. -Daniel J. Boorstin, historian, professor, attorney, and writer (1914-2004)