andrew catellier

negativesign

'Initial Commit'

Ideas are a dime a dozen, and opinions are as cheap as an insufficiently specific web search.

So what’s the point of this endeavor?

I already have a tumblr, two photo blogs, etc., etc. Well, to me, it seems like none of those places are a good fit for technical ideas, political opinions, or process documentation. It’ll be nice to have a place to be silly, a place to prove I’m a human and prove that I live every day and a place to geek out without diluting any of them.

I’m a critical person, (though maybe not hypercritical), so it’s hard for me to complete things that I write and put them up for other people to see. I’m also paranoid people will think what I say is dumb, but I have to remember that this is the Internet and everybody gets mocked. I’m sure I’ll say dumb things, but it’ll be nice to know they’re dumb instead of assuming. Any time I feel self-conscious or inadequate I’ll remind myself of the tens of thousands of abysmal photos that don’t even exist in my archive because they were so horrible.

It’s easy, and seemingly cheap to fail at photography, and thank goodness for that. Now it’s time to start failing bigger.