As Slate's first picture editor, I helped guide the visual strategy for the online magazine. When attempting to explain my job, I often put it like this: I made picture books for adults. In my year at Slate I was involved in creating hundreds of slideshows. About half were built around incredible images -- the other half were built around clever ideas. When I was not doing photo research, editing images or crafting bizarre captions, I was writing a weekly photo column. Before I left, I launched a popular daily photo blog known as Behold.