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British, former magazine journalist and professional music
photographer (much less exciting than it sounds), moved to Seattle
in late 2010 to work for a small British company that is now owned
by a massive American company. Photographer, writer, and
photography writer. Funny name (apparently), medium height, skinny
but not as skinny as I used to be.
I just recently bought a car so I'm always up for day trips,
hiking, cycling or just wondering around flea markets, yard sales,
bookshops etc. I collect many old and odd things. I'm not entirely
sure why - partly I think I tend to fill the gaps in my own life
with bits of other peoples' from the past, but partly also I think
it's sad when things get abandoned and I like to provide them with
a home. I am a very good gift-giver, I'm told. But I can't remember
Oh, and I don't dance. Can't. I find it terrifying. Please - this
statement should not be regarded as a challenge. You would not drag
an illiterate child to a library now, would you?
What I’m doing with my life
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Working for aforesaid massive American company, managing a team of
writers. When I'm not doing that, I'm wondering around Seattle
taking pictures or cycling around Seattle doing pretty much the
same thing except with more sweating and knee pain. I'm trying to
get some pictures together for an exhibition, but I've been trying
for years. But I'm still buying frames. So many frames...
I am currently engaged in collecting pictures, memorabilia and
ephemera related to the Boeing 747. I am a massive plane nerd, but
only cool planes. I'm not weird or anything. You'd have found out
pretty quickly - best get it out of the way now.
I’m really good at
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Photography, writing, bargain-hunting, crap collecting, housework,
face-recognising, wine-choosing, aeroplane identifying.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My massive clock. Seriously, that's not a typo, I have a massive
clock. I think it's from a railway station or something. It's in my
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I could say that I love high-brow films (I do), classic works of
foreign literature (I do), post-modern 20th Century
Eastern-European poetry (I do) but quite honestly, like most
people, most of the time I watch and read whatever seems
interesting at any given moment, and usually it's fairly escapist.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Food, water, shelter, heat, camera, netflix. And QFC because they
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Michelle Bachmann and Rick Perry and the collapse of intellect in
American politics. Feral children on the streets of London,
pictures I'd like to take, the moon landings, and Cold War-era
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Usually exhausted from my working week. Friday night is my early
night. Wine, pizza, sofa.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I once exposed myself to a chapel choir. Accidentally.
You should message me if
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