About Twenty 200

The Photos

I'm a minimalist street photographer. Some people refer to this style as Urban Fragments. Instead of shooting people and scenes, I capture details like stripes, patterns and textures. It's about the little things. People tend to think of beauty as being something out of the ordinary or outside of their regular life. I think beauty surrounds us. All we have to do is take a moment and allow ourseles to notice. That's what I do. I capture what I notice.

The Titles

The titles I use for my photos may or may not have obvious relationships with the photos themselves, and they almost never have any connection to what's going on in my life. In other words, don't consider them to be autobiographical. I tend to imagine a photo as its own little world, and I wonder who's in there. What's that imaginary person thinking, or feeling? That's how I come up with titles. I realize it might not make sense to you, but it works for me.

The Backend

Is it crass to admit that I enjoy a nice backend? Aww yeah! Sadly, this site doesn't have a nice backend. I coded Twenty200 by hand using a mixture of jQuery/JSON/CSS, an inevetable amount of B.S. and various other acronyms that work together to pull images and corresponding info from my flickr account to display here. It is and will always be a work in progress, because that's half the fun.

And Me

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.