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.
My main camera these days is an Olympus EM1. I've become a big fan of Olympus bodies and lenses, as well as the whole Micro Four Thirds system. Great glass, small bodies. It's perfect for street photography. I also shoot with my iPhone, and I'll never cease to be amazed by the photos I can get out of that thing. And, finally, I won a 1972 Yashica TL-Electro at a white elephant holiday gift exchange a few years ago. I've lovingly named her Ella. Ella Phantzgerald.
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.