Below is an editorial portrait of biologist Janine Benyus for Future Magazine, a Swedish publication about engineering. Photographed at the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens, Janine Benyus is a founder of the Biomimicry Guild which specializes in finding solutions to modern design problems by studying answers that exist in nature. Biomimicry is a very interesting and unique field of science. Janine has worked with the automotive industry by experimenting with paint finishes that perform like a leaf that washes itself with the help of raindrops. On the day of the shoot Janine told me about wrapping synthetic fabrics over buildings to improve the efficiency of the building’s heating and insulation. Imagine walking into a building with cloth fabric on the outside! The Biomimicry Guild is getting a lot of attention for Janine’s research. These photos were also featured in the French science and technology magazine Science & Vie.