This site has gone through many changes over the years but it has always been home to my photography (RSS) and writing (RSS). Topics can range from film and literature to technology and visual culture more broadly.
There was a time when I imagined everyone would have their own website, that the web would encourage and facilitate the production of original work as much as the consumption of it. While “home pages” haven’t entirely disappeared, today, without question, social media has largely fulfilled or subsumed, depending on one’s perspective, this promise.
While I infrequently participate on social networks, I still have a fondness for that original idea, arguably the reason for the invention of hypertext and the “WorldWideWeb” in the first place: to cultivate unique spaces where individuals can express themselves, share ideas, and point to things they find interesting.
Thanks for visiting mine.
Didn’t I hear you have a newsletter?
It’s true. After years of putting it off, in March 2020, I launched a private, invite-only email newsletter, Just Three Things. Echoing my comments above, I wrote in the first installment:
I’ve wanted to experiment with a […] newsletter for some time now as a way to bridge the reach and immediacy of social networks and the control and independence of my personal website. Just Three Things is exactly what the sign on the door says: never more often than once a week, and likely less frequently if I am being honest with myself, I share three things I think worth sharing: a song, an article, a photo. A memory, an idea, a jot. But mostly photos.
If you are interested in being a part of Just Three Things, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invitation.
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