March 18, 2019

Exploring the Streets of Tokyo

I spent two weeks in Japan this past November, and one of my personal photographic missions for the trip was to try my hand at street photography.

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March 11, 2019

What’s In My Menu Bar?

I was listening to an episode of the Mac Power Users podcast the other day, and their discussion of macOS menu bar apps inspired me to share my own setup.

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March 1, 2019

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Now that I’ve had the privilege of spending a few weeks using one for work and play, I believe that Olympus’ new E-M1X is among the finest pieces of photographic engineering ever presented to the market.

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February 22, 2019

How Instagram Steals Your Soul

Cameron’s critique of Instagram is as much aimed at us, its users, as it is at the platform itself.

What he describes is falling into the trap of posting for the algorithm instead of shooting for something richer:

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February 13, 2019

Letting Go of Facebook

As my close friends know, I’ve spent the beginning of this year grappling with grief. It bears little resemblance to what I thought grief meant—despair, anger, regret.

Grief is not malicious but it is insidious. It permeates.

An unexpected consequence of this immersion in grief has been a sort of detachment from the day-to-day. I’m watching my life from the outside as my body continues to go through the motions. I’m seeing some things I don’t like, and if there’s a silver lining in all this, it’s that I’m finding myself able to direct more attention to addressing those problems.

One such problem is that I’ve been falling victim to a set of false expectations and misplaced idealism when it comes to online platforms.

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January 26, 2019

Thinking About the
Olympus OM-D E-M1X

It was lighter than I thought it would be.

From the moment images of its gripped body hit the rumour sites, a storm began to brew. This new thing was a monster. It was huge. Had Olympus lost the plot?

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