About the Author...
am a young(ish?)
man (D.O.B. 1980) living in Helsinki,
Finland. I am Russian by origin (born in the USSR, baby!), but
I've lived in Finland for most of my life. I like it here, most
time. My hobbies include sailing,
reading and playing computer
games. I am currently going nowhere in my
life, but hopefully it is going to change sometime soon. You can
my frightful visage on some of the posts, if you must, as well as on
the photo to the right.
I guess one of the answers to that
would be "why not?". Although to be honest it all happened sorta by
accident. I had an abandonware site (old games and applications, nostalgic stuff)
with an update section that was
sorta blog-like. It then evolved into a full blown blog. I also tend to
carry my digital camera with me pretty
much 24/7, so it was only natural for me to create a photoblog instead
of your dry text-only blog.
Besides, in my enlightened opinion, it is much more fun to read a blog
sprinkled with photos taken by the writer himself. There is another
this hobby - I have dismal long-term memory. I can barely remember
what I've done a couple of summers back, and it feels like I am loosing
most of my life to this affliction. This way, with a blog I can
past events, making
it into a public sort of diary.
Is it art?
Oh god, fuck no. And why should it be? Personally, I find 99%
of most photoblogs on the web annoyingly identical. A photo, usually
without any comment, and that's it. And 99 times out of 100 its
pretentious crap anyway. I
would much rather read a blog with amateur pics not trying to be what
they are not, accompanied by a good deal of text. And that is what I am trying to do
here, with photos serving as illustrations,
no more, and not
being the sole point of the blog.
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Or mail me at asmodeane AT gmail DOT com