In my work time I manage a 30 band rehearsal studio in Warren. We have some national bands, mostly locals. I own a photography business where I don't photo weddings, mostly musicians and models, often edit my photography to live music consisting of a mix of bands of all sorts of genres practicing in the background.
In my spare time I read, that's something we totally have in common for you're reading this right now, we should hang out. I nap. Reading and napping are fun to do, what I'm reading these days is pretty technical, but I do have some fun ones set aside for later. I also play chess, Trivia Crack, Words With Friends, when I have a moment.
I'll take a roadtrip at the drop of a hat.
If you're happy, you're successful. I have my career. I have accomplished a lot of what I didn't expect to do with my life.
I like to play matchmaker with my friends and acquaintances. I've met a lot of people in my circles and although someone may not be suited to my tastes more often than not I know someone they'll click with. I have introduced quite a few couples who have passed they one year mark.
People around me are usually smiling and laughing, which makes sense because I like to be happy and to see people around me happy. My friends will come to me if they have questions about how something works or the history of this or that.
Books, I like the quote "I'd rather read the worst book than watch the best movie. I keep up on socioeconomics, astronomy, wold news and history, but not sports.
(A) Books: Ernest Hemingway, William S. Burroughs, 1984, Kurt Vonnegut, Aldous Huxley, Catch-22, Hunter S. Thompson, Greek Historical Thought, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (awful movie, great series of books), Brave New World, Animal Farm, A Farewell To Arms (one of my all time favorite), The Golden Ratio, Shakespeare (I studied Shakespearology in college), random short sci-fi stories, the Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia, Reddit, and IMDB. Also it's always wonderful to hear someone say "the book was better."
(B) Movies: Clerks, Glengarry Glen Ross, Election, Airplane!, South Park, Dr. Strangelove, Rushmore, Princess Bride, Leaving Las Vegas, Being John Malcovich, adaptation., This is Spinal Tap, The Blues Brothers, Almost Famous, That Thing You Do, What Planet Are You From?, Life is Beautiful, Akira, Ninja Scroll, The Last Unicorn, Citizen Kane, Chicago, All That Jazz.
(C) Music: Local Music, The Black Keys, Mozart, Disclosure, Mischief Brew, Outkast, Quincy Jones, Verona Red, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Frank Zappa, R.L. Burnside, The Reverend Horton Heat, Portishead, The Fabulous Miss Wendy, The Kills, Orbital, Prince, Tom Petty, Harry Connick Jr., Mirwais, Mindless Self Indulgence, The Elysian Fields, Ok Go, Otis Redding, Digital Underground, Zapp & Roger, Jack White, Gogel Bordello, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Pj Harvey, Ani Difranco, Nick Cave, Peaches, Patti Rothberg, Dory Previn, Eels, Florence + The Machine, Murder By Death, Mojo Nixon.
(D) Food: Pizza, Tacos, Spaghetti, Oatmeal, Sweets.
Deathly allergic to all nuts and all seafood, so that is a factor in what I eat and where I eat it.
(E) Television: South Park, Family Guy, Daily Show, Venture Brothers, Star Trek, Star Trek TNG, Connections with James Burke, The Day The Universe Changed.
(F) Sports: I have no interest in sports. "Get the ball! Get The Ball! GET THE BALL! Did you see him get that ball!"
4. Mac Computer, to edit my work, and communicate.
5. Music, and silence. What do you think is the purpose for music?
6. iPhone 5s, I'm textually active.
History, science, physics.
The Singularity and what that would entail. More specifically I think about how I can better myself and the people around me.
Lighting, poses, hairstyles, makeup, and digital editing techniques.
Music theory and history. Obscure bands and songs that shaped what we hear today.
I'm deathly allergic to all nuts and all seafood. So I'm not all that adventurous with eating, the wrong food for me can have life threatening consequences. I've chosen to have a vasectomy mainly because of this food allergy.
On the supernatural note, I do not believe in ghosts or gods.
A fun date would be to both take cameras, shoot the same things and see what different perspectives we have.
In conclusion, if you want to smile and sigh, message me.
A side note. I'm always looking to collaborate on photoshoots. If you are competent with a camera, lights, hair, or makeup; we could work together. I do not date coworkers.