You're here. My goal with this is to have a place to post about cars I shoot, projects, occasional track days and maybe even some ill-advised mods I may carry out that end badly.
What is this?
It's part photography portfolio and part blog. DistractionControl is a site mostly about photography, automotive topics and where they converge. As far as the blog, I've been itching for a place to post new, random content without the hassle and formality of my design portfolio. I went with Wordpress, as opposed to say, Tumblr, because I wanted a robust platform, and I wanted to take the time to design the look to give it a legitimate feel (Note: I have no idea what this looks like in Microsoft Internet Explorer but I'm assuming it isn't pretty). Right now I'm creating a lot of content that might be interesting to post about, and I like the idea of building up a sort of archive so I can go back and see what I was doing at certain points in time. Also, there are a lot of ugly automotive sites out there.
What's with the name?
DistractionControl? I'm actually not 100% sure. I like that it's a bit vague and doesn't limit the site's focus entirely to cars, although it has the decidedly-automotive term "traction control," buried within it. I'm not that keen on it sounding like an internet addiction self-help site, or something Dream Police-esque, but you take the good with the bad. Hopefully, it's memorable, and I didn't have to get a URL with a bunch of hyphens or misspelled words in it.
Who does this?
I'm a graphic designer, photographer and occasional writer based in Houston, TX. I am the automotive photographer/contributor for CultureMap, and in the past I've been the visual design consultant for the world renowned Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. I spent some time as an art director at an NYC ad agency and I have been known to have strong opinions about relatively insignificant things. I take my Nissan 350Z to racetracks for driving events as often as I can with the hope that one day I'll know how to properly drive.
So, with all that said, let's go.