Photography started out as a hobby and has gotten somewhat out of hand. My commissioned work falls mainly into the genres of travel and theatre photography, with the latter having become my specialty – see the pages in the top menu for examples. You can also visit my Flickr pages for more photos and my personal work.
I believe that in written and visual storytelling, form does not follow function, but form is function. An example is the Round Robin, which historically was a petition in which the signees write their names in a circular pattern, so that none of the signees could be identified as the ringleader. It was often used by sailors as a precaution against the severe and harsh punishments for disobedience and mutiny.
My scientific background is in English social-historical linguistics, specialising in questions of language standardisation, usage and prescriptivism, and language attitudes.