outspoken supporter of logic with a hot take and quick wit but an open mind. I love my iPhone, iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, iMac and other Apple devices but I’m not a fanboy. spent many years on motorbikes and mountain bikes and have traveled the world with the U.S. Air Force. I used to enjoy drawing until my brain took that away from me. That caused me to turn to photography for a while, although I didn’t take it seriously. For several years, my creative outlet was a vacuum until recently when I was advised to give photography another, more serious, attempt. I don’t aspire to become a professional photographer, my focus being far more selfish. It’s a creative outlet designed to exercise my brain, the parts of which are damaged and whose symptoms are beginning to show. Thus, I shoot only for me in an attempt to improve constantly and consistently, in the hopes it will help me to retain brain function while providing me an outlet for my creativity as well as a source of enjoyment and accomplishment.

therefore, I have chosen to use photography in an attempt to convey what my fractured brain and shattered mind sees. I shoot with a Fujifilm X-T20 body, XF Red Label lenses and assorted primes. it’s all kept safe in custom built bags by Chrome Industries, Seattle Hub. beyond the many contributions and gifts provided by family, all of my gear is paid for by me; I have no sponsors and thus the comments I make regarding the tools I use are mine and mine alone.

unless otherwise credited, all original photos are protected under copyright © oakie and/or FriendlyFire Simulacrum and Pretentious Narcissistic Watermarks (PNW Photography), with or without visible watermarks. the photos featured on this site by me are for your viewing enjoyment. while you’re welcome to link back to my images and posts, images may not be reused, repurposed reposted, reprinted or altered without my expressed, written permission and proper credit. Thank you.


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