Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I went to a 'real' school, but couldn't envision my future
following that typical of a path. Hence, I packed my things in an
old-timey hobo bindle, hopped a train, and headed off for art
school. Photography school, to be exact.
I'm a massive photography nerd. I love talking about equipment, and
I love talking about technique.
I've played guitar since high school, and picked up keyboard a few
I will call bands and songs 'radio rock', sometimes derisively. I'm
not a snob, I swear. But 'Intro-Verse-Chorus-Verse-Bridge-Chorus(x2
with the second an octave higher)-Outro' sucks. It's boring. Try
In the same vein, I consider the lyrics of the song to be of the
same importance as the music.
I really love traveling. I want to back-pack across the world,
thumb a ride on a rocket ship to the moon, and backpack across that
I went to Scotland for two weeks, and I walked and rode a series of
buses around the country with a rucksack. I found a gravestone of
my ancestors from the 1740's, in the churchyard of a church that
was built in the 1200's.
I built a single speed bike, because one day I realized I didn't
know how to.
I got thrown off said bicycle by a pothole (thanks Philadelphia
streets department!) and broke both bones in my left forearm. I now
have metal plates holding them together. And I actually shot two
weddings while my arm was still healing in a brace.
I don't shy away from big words in a conversation.
I've gone skydiving. During said sky-diving session, my chute
failed, and the back-up chute is all that stopped me from ending up
at the bottom of a human-shaped hole in the ground. Ala Wile E.
I understand why artists and musicians are willing to live in their
I live with a cat named Optimus Prime. He's not mine, but I'll
readily take credit for his name.
I like Blues and Jazz.
I played several sports when I was younger, and was mediocre at all
I'm not really a foodie. I do, however, understand why people spend
$12 on a beer. I like good beer.
Wine too. Red, please.
I like bars, but prefer low key. Sitting in a booth and being able
to talk to someone, while listening to a good jukebox > paying a
$10 cover and drinking overpriced Coors from a plastic cup while
listening to a terrible cover band.
I was a massive (MASSIVE) video game nerd at one point in my life,
and because of this, have a pretty big collection of older video
games (NES though N64/PS1).
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Currently, I'm paying the bills and actually building a future
using only photography. If you're attempting to fund your life
using only art, you know how hard that can be, and it's the first
big step any photographer (hell, any artist), can take.
I've been shooting weddings and events for the past three years,
both for other photographers and myself, and love it. During the
week, in addition to shooting, I work as a photography assistant on
commercial shoots. I also take time to shoot for myself, and have
done some pretty snazzy portrait work, if I do say so myself.
(pro-tip: my profile photo is a self-portrait)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Witty profile descriptions.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I rarely ask someone I've just met what they noticed about me
first. Physically though, I'd say my eyes....I've been told they're
nice multiple times. Or, if I currently have it, my man-tastic
Otherwise, I'd like to think my sense of humor. I'm funny.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Benioff and Naruda. Vonnegut.
I adore Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Lost in Translation.
Once was cool. Star Wars. STAR WARS.
If you like The Venture Brothers, Archer, or Breaking Bad, message
I am a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar. If you can tell me where
this is from, I will be your friend immediately.
Random bands/musicians I like, in no order at all -
Explosions in the Sky
The Tallest Man on Earth
Steve Burns (of Blues Clues fame. He's a rockstar now.)
The Helio Sequence
I also have a soft spot for 90's rock. Get inside me, Third Eye
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Oh, there isn't really much I could never do without......my senses
and health would be pretty hard to let go of though. Going deaf or
blind would be hard as hell (knock on wood).
A camera would certainly be up there though, for obvious reason.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My future. I have goals and ambitions in life, and the only thing
I'm sure of is that they include me.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Wishing I knew someone who could urban-ly explore the shit out of
some abandoned building with me.
Or working. Or drinking alcohol. Or everything, all at once, in a
drunken train-wreck of photographs and derelict buildings.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I can name every Backstreet Boy, and then hold a conversation about
which one is most under-rated (it's Howie. FYI).
You should message me if
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You think I sound like a cool guy........if you think that, then
I'd probably think you were a cool girl. Easy.
Alternatively, I'm adding a new category -
You should strongly re-consider messaging me
You wouldn't have an answer readily available if I asked 'what
dinosaur would you be, and why?'
You think that riding a bike is lame. You are, in fact, the lame
You swear all the god-damn time. I swear too, but have some fucking
You just love how 'fierce' Gaga is. Or, for that matter, refer to
her as 'Gaga'. No. Bad.
You enjoy reality television that isn't related to somebody
surviving in the wild with only their wits and their stubble to
sustain them. That shit can save your life, you know.
You've at any point described yourself as a hermit, and think it's
an endearing characteristic.
Pro-tip: It's not, it's just means that you're flakey, and I don't
need the time-sink.
You think that E! is hard-hitting journalism.
You think that Finnegan's Wake is a cool bar.
You wouldn't at least entertain the idea of bungee jumping. And a
fear of heights is no excuse. I'm terrified of heights.
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