Hi, I'm Rob. I take pictures, and I write, but I am neither a writer nor a photographer. These are merely hobbies. They're my creative outlets. I learned a long time ago that it's better to tinker with creative outlets than electrical outlets. I am also, obviously, not an electrician. I live in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon, and that's where the vast majority of the pictures on this site were taken.
I'm a minimalist street photographer. Instead of shooting people and scenes, I shoot stripes, patterns, textures, and inanimate urbanites. And occasionally other stuff. My main camera these days is an Olympus Pen F. I've become a big fan of Olympus bodies and lenses as well as the whole Micro Four Thirds system. Great glass, small bodies, lots of yay. It's perfect for street photography.
The titles for the photos may or may not have any relationship with the photos themselves. They're simply whatever I was thinking at the time, perhaps inspired by the photo, perhaps not. The mind works in mysterious ways. Everything I've posted on the "Words" half of this site may or may not have any connection with where I'm at in my life right now. It's all writing I decided to share because I felt like sharing it, for whatever reason. It is what it is, and now it's here.
Is it crass to admit that I enjoy a nice backend? Aw yeah! Sadly, this site doesn't have a nice backend. The "words" half of twenty200 is coded by hand. The "photos" half of the site is a mixture of jQuery/JSON/CSS, an inevetable amount of B.S., plus various other acronyms that usually work together to pull images and their corresponding info from my flickr galleries to display them here in a seemingly endless scrolling stream.