This is the first in a series of “stand alone” photographs. I will be adding these periodically while preparing my next “Photo Journey.”Each year my friend Fred and I make the annual pilgrimage to San Francisco, California for the Macworld Expo. Fred spends the entire day there, literally viewing and questioning (nearly) every booth and vendor. After I take a perusal to see what might be new and “necessary” in the world of photography, I exit to the streets and the people and the incredible sites of that amazing city.
Recently, my friend Scott invited me to witness a special event for privileged participants. Sensing a great story, I asked permission to bring my camera and voice recorder to document what he calls Geek Fest. What a treat this experience was!
The common perception—or misconception—of overly indulgent computer enthusiasts (commonly known as geeks and nerds) as isolated misanthropes, is challenged for a few weekends every year when a small gathering of dedicated computer gamers convene for Geek Fest.
This is no casual crowd of computer clunkers, but an assembly of highly skilled game players (about 8 to 12) who play via online networking throughout the year and then congregate to socialize in the first person nearly non-stop for the entire three day festival. Geeks and nerds they openly and affectionately call themselves.
Welcome to my site dedicated to showcasing the natural (as well as the urban) wonders, beauties, histories, and the lives found in the greater Sacramento area, through insightful photography and slide shows, interviews, and meaningful storytelling.
If this website finds success, it will be mainly because of people as yourself who are curious about our world: outdoor, indoor, and down-the-street, and who are curious about its peoples—our neighbors.
My responsibility, as photographer and documentarian, is to provide you with more that simple snapshots and nice pictures. I’m here to create essays with a story to tell, sharing with you at least a sense, if not the Spirit, of the places and the people I have had and look forward to having the good fortune to visit.