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 years ago.
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 harder.
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 too.
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. Coyote.
I understand why artists and musicians are willing to live in their cars.
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 of them.
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).
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)
Otherwise, I'd like to think my sense of humor. I'm funny.
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 me goddammit.
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 Blind.
A camera would certainly be up there though, for obvious reason.
Or working. Or drinking alcohol. Or everything, all at once, in a drunken train-wreck of photographs and derelict buildings.
Alternatively, I'm adding a new category -
You should strongly re-consider messaging me if
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 one.
You swear all the god-damn time. I swear too, but have some fucking decorum. Shit.
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.