ipxspx
35 Seattle, United States
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My self-summary
I'm like a sandwich artist, but for software. Also for art.

I love meeting people who I can nerd out with, and who can wax rhapsodic about awesome things.

I've done photography, poster art, and now I'm working on a project that's new and unconventional and super fun that combines a bunch of things I love. My magnum opus (well, so far) is a 5-inch-thick volume (in a very small print run!) of my photography of every town/village/hamlet/ghost town in North Dakota.
What I’m doing with my life
When I'm working, I'm developing web-based interfaces to massive amounts of data. Outside of work, I'm into photography. I go on day-, week-, and month-long photography trips. I also go on the occasional hike in the woods.

I like spending my summers outdoors and my winters indoors.
I’m really good at
Kerning slab serifs. Ruby. Giving bear hugs where I swirl my co-hugger around 360°. Making foods that consist of like four ingredients. Growing spider plants. Finding currants in the woods.
The first things people usually notice about me
is that I'm 6'5" (well, ok, probably only 6'4-1/2").
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(a) Non-photography books: Safety of Objects by A. M. Homes, The World of Normal Boys by K. M. Soehnlein, The House With a Clock In Its Walls by John Bellairs, Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim, anything by Edward Gorey

Photography books: William Eggleston's Guide, Uncommon Places by Stephen Shore, Southern Photographs by William Christenberry, Commercial Residential by Robert Adams.

(b) Nightcrawler, A Serious Man, The Conversation, Office Space, Dandelion (especially for the visuals), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

(c) Recent things from the "golden age of television": Bojack Horseman, re-watchings of Bojack Horseman, Transparent, Forbrydelsen. Old British shows from the less-recent past: Callan, The Sweeney, The Sandbaggers, Colditz

(d) Animal Collective, Animal Collective, Animal Collective, Panda Bear, Big Black Delta, MGMT, Perfume Genius, Grizzly Bear, Clinic, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Built to Spill, Interpol, REM, Joy Division, Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse, Neutral Milk Hotel, Guided By Voices, Explosions in the Sky, Tall Dwarfs

(e) Grownup foods with things like anchovies and less grownup foods like Swedish fish
The six things I could never do without
I'd like to think that I'm a pretty adaptable person and could find a way to enjoy myself in almost any situation. However, let's say I woke up one morning and found myself in Ulan Bator, Mongolia (a desert island's just too boring, sorry). The first things I'd want to find would be a camera and film. Then, I'd like to find a computer, even if the only thing I could get would be an old East German Robotron KC85 or an Elektronika BK-0010 or something. After that, hmm... Does "the intarwebs" count as one thing? That probably takes up the other four, at least.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Urban Planning. Yes, really. I walk around and I can't help but think how much nicer a place would be with a subway stop or more street-facing retail (both of which will eventually be coming to Capitol Hill).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Some recently-legalized have turned out to be more fun than I would have expected.
You should message me if
- you actually made it this far down on my profile.
- you like to go on walks around the city and look at all the little bits that hold it together.
- you like (or are at least aware of) William Christenberry, Stephen Shore, or Robert Adams.
- you think I sound interesting but also like an elitist jerk (I'm not, really!).
- you think I sound uninteresting and would like to tell me so.
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