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The name of the blog comes from an answer I commonly give to the question, "Whatya doin'? " My reply, "Looking about." I am fascinated by what I see and find meaning, joy, anger, love, sorrow, passion, lust, beauty, ugliness, and every other aspect of the human, inhuman, and non human condition out there.
I can photograph almost anything, but prefer having a person in front of the camera. I am a sensualist. My primary sense is sight. I am very visually oriented. My other senses also appreciate being challenged, but I will always look first.
You may know me from my old blog, which shall not be named. At that blog, I first went by SB, for Side B, my alias. At one point I decided to give out my first name. During the two years I wrote that blog, I felt I needed to be anonymous. This perceived need to be masked had both real and assumed reasons behind it. Toward the end I was fighting a personal battle over not being able to be myself and take personal accountability and ownership over my creations and life. I ended that blog because I felt I couldn't be me. Now, I can. I will write more about the struggle in future posts.
I am pleading guilty to future thievery. My old blog is part of my past and will soon be removed, but I will recycle some of my favorite old posts. I downloaded all my posts from it and reread every one of them. I deleted over 90% of them, but I wrote some good stuff back then and don't want them to disappear. I plan to give them a few updates, edits, and blatantly reuse them. I also want to take ownership of that good stuff and stamp it with my name.
I encourage and appreciate comments. Please share what you think.
So, with out any more fanfare, let us start looking about.
*Terms I learned to describe elements of Renaissance art.