Here I am as photographed by
on my birthday in 2022 standing in the stairwell of the
Colby College Museum of Art
(a favorite small art museum of mine) in Waterville, Maine—in front of Sol LeWitt’s
Wall Drawing #559
1988, installed here in 2013
). This is my current (April 2023)
This square icon avatar of a man, maybe a sailor, with binoculars or a telescope is from an architectural detail on the street-level faade of a building, possibly the Lefcourt Colonial Building, in Midtown Manhattan. This is my photograph from 2012.
See a more vertical color version on my Flickr
. I’ve been using this as the profile image on
my Flickr account
for a long time, and because to me it humorously depicts an old man in the act of observing through a lens, I extended it first to additional visual-oriented plaforms,
, and then also to
—and since the rise of
to pretty much all my online platform presences, though I've been moving away from using it more recently.
. This was used in the
“Meet the Reader” series celebrating staff
(now apparently broken and missing a number of profiles,
archive.org has a snapshot from August 2021
) who were working at the company in 2021 ahead of its
. This was my staff headshot illustration, and I used it as a profile picture on various social media. I’m now using it as the favicon and main meta image for pages
on this site. Based at least in part on the photograph below.
) for the Chicago Reader. We did a staff photo day early in 2019 in front of this pink backdrop. Dorky, but I love this shirt and my side-eye of bemusement and mild discomfort at being in front of the camera. This was my staff headshot photograph, and I used it as a profile photo on various social media, including my LinkedIn.