My new home
Hello, and welcome to the redesigned dbrim.com!
For a few years now, it has been clear that I have needed a more cohesive web presence for my photography. Between Twitter, Flickr, 500px, Instagram, and my old blog, my photos were spread across the internet. Every platform had a different ideal use case, and there was no cohesive central hub. Now when people ask me "where can I find your photography?" I can actually have a good answer. My various other social media homes are not going anywhere, but now they can point to this as a central source.
I am very excited that this launch is coming at a time which is particularly active for me. 2017 has been an extremely good photo year, and I'm still working through content from recent trips. In the next week or two there will be a travelogue from Wyoming, one which produced the title image for this post. I'm also working on a travelogue from my March trip to Japan. That post is further away, but contains some good travel photography which I am excited to share. Back in the archives, there are still a few parts of the Bolivia trip at the end of 2015 which need posts, though I'll need to assess how to write properly about a trip for which is less fresh in my detailed memory.
I also think this blog can work better for shorter-form posts than the older format. This template works a lot better for single and low-image posts than the older blog that I was using before. This news post is a good example. I'm not sure if this will mean gear reviews, extended stories behind a single image, or just general photography thoughts, but it's an interesting option that wasn't really available before.
People who have been following my work for a long time will note that this site's galleries have some notable omissions. Filling out the galleries has allowed me to view my older work with a freshly critical eye, and a lot of them are not up to my current standards. That's not necessarily a bad thing, because it means I have improved as a photographer and have improved my processing skills. As I gather my older photography into a more modern storage solution, it will allow me to re-process some work from older trips (the 2010 trip up the Alaska Highway was most notable for good compositions and bad processing) and post them here. This should keep me busy over the periods of winter where it may be too cold to regularly shoot.