I'm a creative type - or a "maker" as a sculptor friend would say. If I get too far away from my photography, then a strange malaise sets in. I have the "serious" photography, which is usually analog color work - but I also enjoy shooting every day things in the street, or some local landscapes or night scenes. I'm also happy going for a walk or a hike and just seeing things - there's a danger with photography that you spend so much time looking through the viewfinder, that you stop just encountering things and relating to them directly.
Work-wise, I'm a Software Engineer, although I've managed to break away from doing this all of the time. I can get pretty hooked on the computer work, and it pays well, but I don't find it to be particularly rewarding - certainly not enough to be spending the rest of my life doing it full time. When I'm not working, I get to spend more time on my photography, which is a real passion for me.
I love going to see good movies, or plays, or dance/circus performances. I love wandering round a good gallery too - Seattle's not always the best city in the world for this - but I like the Henry a lot. The First Thursday galleries sometimes have some good stuff too.
I really like traveling. I've had some remarkable experiences, some of the best of which were far afield - I think a friend's wedding in Ghana is probably top of the list! Going new places is always a treat, and I'm just itching to go explore Southern + Central America, which are so tantalizingly close.