memories of taking photos are around 1994, when I was 12, using
a Kodak Star 110 camera with a built-in flash
my mom gave me as a Christmas present. On the CS side, I've been
writing code since I was 16 and professionally since 2005. I
started coding in Visual Basic 5.0/6.0 in 1998, then Java,
Assembly Language-x86 architecture, PHP, Perl, C++, Scheme,
Lisp, and Prolog between 2000 and 2003.
I went back to
school at 24, learned & benchmarked Links vs. several programming
languages, and then jumped from one company to another. Then, in
2013, I started teaching Programming Fundamentals to
first-year Computer/Digital-Robotic Systems Engineering students
using Python. It was great.
Time flew, and
in 2015, we moved to CA.
2018 allowed me to shoot, develop, get
into the darkroom, print 35mm film, and use film & digital
cameras in full manual mode.
2020 brought the first year of the
pandemic, remote work, and photo portfolio revamp.
2021 got me thinking about things I
never tried, like learning to draw-sketch, skateboard,
fly-crash-lose a drone. So, as part of some of that, early in
the year, I also entered into a 6-month mentorship program
with David Alan Harvey & Alejandra Martinez - you can check the final
result at Burn Magazine.
2022 continues with exciting stuff,
mainly new photo essay projects with 35mm film, travel, learning
new things, and hosting Los Angeles River X & El Río de Los Ángeles X at the beginning of November.
Notes to myself: It's a beautiful life, oh oh oh
oh. Ride it—time flies. Our jellybeans are limited.