Please read the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license and consider the added freedoms I've described below before asking for permission to use my photos. You probably already have permission. Instead, just let me know what you've done with it, if you feel like it. Nina Paley put it well on her blog (and I've written about it, too): "yes means yes".


Even though all of my licenses use "Share Alike" (which technically restricts you to using that very same license), you have permission to use any other Creative Commons license so long as it includes either "No Derivatives" or "Share Alike". For the sake of clarity, this means any of the following licenses:







I'm not comfortable with the possibility of a derivative of a derivative work being locked down by full copyright (please don't contact me to ask, the answer will almost certainly be "no"), but you have permission to use any of the licenses above for derivative works, instead of my Attribution-Share Alike license, if you prefer.




I don't obsess over any of the technical details. I've used a tripod twice in the dark. Few of my pictures are posed or arranged intentionally in any way.


I try to always keep an eye out for the random beauty in the world, and taking pictures of it all keeps me sane.


This account is my brain-dump, my day-to-day blog in images. My other account has a culled selection of the best ones.


I've put together a website for my University of Chicago Regenstein Library graffiti, Crescat Graffiti, Vita Excolatur. I also published a book of some of the highlights.


I try to keep my contact list small, almost exclusively folks I know in the analog world. If I don't add you back, please don't be offended-- it's nothing personal.

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  • JoinedMarch 2006
  • OccupationDigital Humanities
  • HometownPuyallup, WA
  • Current cityBerkeley
  • CountryUSA


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