A new site

30.04.2014


Chris Alwin James

And so finally a new site! :) This started off as a quick and simple project I built on my flight from Sydney to Bangkok a month ago; a site to put my photos on so family could keep up with my trip with friends. But since getting back I've been working on it every now and then to allow this site to house a lot more of my photography stuff, and something that I can update often.

Why? Well a few reasons:

  • I wanted a nice, simple place to put all my photography escapades together. This is one of a few web projects I'm working on at the moment.
  • I've been told on a number of occasions that I tend to disappear a lot.. And I understand why, as I'm usually always working on some project or another (for myself or a client). So this is a place for people who are interested to see what I've been up to. :) While there are Events on this site, there'll be more in Journal, and Adventures and the Photo Diary sections.
  • I felt like trying something new. While one crowd knows me as a photographer, another knows me as a code monkey. :) The underlying technology behind this site was something I'd not used before, and a language I was not familiar with. But I had fun building it. :) Almost like watching a child grow. :D

Quite a neat feeling. :) I'll be trying to use Facebook integration for sharing my work, with respect to the privacy of my viewers, and won't request for any privileges more than just what I need.

Anyway, I'll continue working on this site and journal later, it's 4.15am and I have work to be up for work in 3 hours. Sigh.. some habits are hard to kill.