Twenty 200 info

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 ourselves to notice. That's what I do. I capture what I notice.

The Titles

Generally speaking, the titles and text I use for my photos have little if any relationship with the photos themselves. I 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 my silly photo titles. There are times, however, when things get a bit bloggy around here. And personal. It'll be obvious when the text matters and when it doesn't. You'll figure it out, and if not, no worries.

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 inevitable amount of B.S. and various other acronyms that work together to pull images and corresponding info together to display as you see them 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.

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 ourselves to notice. That's what I do. I capture what I notice.

The Titles

Generally speaking, the titles and text I use for my photos have little if any relationship with the photos themselves. I 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 my silly photo titles. There are times, however, when things get a bit bloggy around here. And personal. It'll be obvious when the text matters and when it doesn't. You'll figure it out, and if not, no worries.

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 inevitable amount of B.S. and various other acronyms that work together to pull images and corresponding info together to display as you see them 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.

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 ourselves to notice. That's what I do. I capture what I notice.


The Titles

Generally speaking, the titles and text I use for my photos have little if any relationship with the photos themselves. I 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 my silly photo titles. There are times, however, when things get a bit bloggy around here. And personal. It'll be obvious when the text matters and when it doesn't. You'll figure it out, and if not, no worries.


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 inevitable amount of B.S. and various other acronyms that work together to pull images and corresponding info together to display as you see them 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.

But Sometimes, Life Gets In The Way

It feels like the world turned upside-down over the past few years, but especially in 2020. I'd rather be taking photos of things like stripes, patterns and textures. Instead, I've been taking pictures of Portland protests because this is my home, and because I care. I've been writing because I've got things to say. I may be a quiet guy, but I've never been the silent type. And this is not a time for silence.