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About Me

Blog History
I started doucy in February 2006 after I got my first digital camera the Fall before. It's been a haphazard project for me, both with respect to the photography and the web design/development. But I remember that the decision to do it came down to "why wouldn't I?" And I find that theme is still fresh, with every shot I (try) to take, every time I post, every time I, or maybe anyone, decides to bring to life their vision of the world, even if it's only a moment.
May you find the magic around you.
Personal
I did an MA in Education with a focus on Psychology and the language of identity. A big moment was documented on this blog here. I currently work as a web communications specialist (on any given day you might find me in top-level conversion strategy meetings, doing email content production, or writing javascript to "ninja" the front end of closed, proprietary .net CMS/CRM suites). I'm fascinated by the uniquenes of a still photograph. The world never stops moving, but we freeze moments in photography, and thereby collapse those moments into the present, fragmenting time space, and (hopefully) perception in such a way as to leave you breathless with the wonder of everything. You don't need to have a scar on your forehead to feel the magic.
Photographic Interests
Urban grit, urban abstract from grunge to clean architecture, my city: Vancouver, colour and cross process. Really - I love photography as a form of found poetry.
Gear
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • Canon 3.5-5.6 USM 18-200 IS
  • A Canon Rebel G (film). I bought it on craigslist... So I'm not sure it's all that 'legit'..
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ-5
  • Photoshop CS5
  • A theatrical love for lying down on the concrete in the middle of a bunch of people.

Website Credits

Pixelpost 1.7.3
This blog runs on Pixelpost 1.7.3 and a smattering of contrib and my own custom addons. My heartful thanks to the Pixelpost team and the surrounding volunteer development community. There are a lot of people doing awesome stuff on their own time to make our lives better, and they deserve a lot of credit.
Open Source Communities
If you're new to web development, please get involved in one of the many open source projects that are out there alive and thriving. Pixelpost is one, but there are many. I've never seen, not just community but stewardship develop so spontaneously as I have in Open Source communities. It may sound a bit pie-in-the-sky, but we are nurturing seeds of fresh and new human organization.
Theme
This theme is my own, and (update 2012: still) far from finished. I'm currently calling it "smooth impact." It realy isn't that much different from heaps of other Pixelpost themes out there. So if for some reason you are interested in using it before it becomes contributed, please feel free to get in touch with me - I'd be happy to email it to you.
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This site is hosted at Bluehost.
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