While I love being active outdoors, I realize that my photos might make me seem more outdoorsy than I actually am. I'm a city boy, too!
Let's see, I'm more or less a Portland native, and I take every opportunity to get out and enjoy this wonderful city and its surroundings. Restaurants, bars, shows, galleries, Blazers and Timbers games, the gorge, Hood, Smith Rock, and beyond. I'm also really into movies and music, but I wouldn't call myself a buff in either category. Richard Linklater's Boyhood was my favorite film last year, and Future Islands was my favorite new band. Oh yeah, and I read comic books—my guilty pleasure: The Walking Dead, X-Men, Saga, etc. Geeky, I know.
What else? I'm a big animal lover. As you can see from my pictures, I have myself a cat whom I've named Auryn, pronounced like "Warren" without a "w". His namesake is the medallion that Atreyu wears in the NeverEnding Story. He's pretty much the best cat ever. He even puts up with my notion that he'll learn to walk on a leash.
Aside from all that, I try to live a reasonably healthy, responsible lifestyle. I run and hike a lot. I'm also in the process of building a tiny house because I want to attempt a new, alternative way of living, as well as simplify my life and free myself up financially for all the adventures I want to go on.
Aside from that I use any excuse to set out on new adventures. The bulk of my work falls in the late spring, summer, and early fall, so I try to escape to warmer climates during the winter. Last year, I went on an amazing month-long road trip through the Southwest, climbing boulders, tromping through canyons, exploring caves, snapping pics with my Hasselblad, that sort of thing.
However, this past winter I spent most of my free time working on my house. I hope to have it done sometime this summer.
Movies: Aliens, The Lives Of Others, Old Boy, The Fountain, Lost Boys, The Neverending Story, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Kill Bill, The Departed
Shows: Game Of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The X-Files, The Wire, Dexter, Friday Night Lights, Battlestar Galactica, Orange Is The New Black, House Of Cards
Music: Beach House, Blood Orange, Lee Fields, Raphael Saadiq, Fruit Bats, Girls, Grizzly Bear, Little Dragon, Yeasayer, Morning Benders, Radiohead, Twin Shadow, Foxygen, Beck
Food: Pad Thai from Tarad Thai, burritos from El Nutri Taco, and Kati Rolls from Bollywood Theater.