About -

Who?: My name is Raffi. I don't consider myself to be a professional photographer because it's just something I do as a hobby on my spare time. I started taking pictures in 2004, so I don't have a large library of photos and I only own two cameras. Hopefully one day this site will become a portfolio of a few years of work that I will be able to showcase somewhere.

Why?: I had no intentions on starting a site like this when I picked up my first camera. I didn't even think I would like photography, but what I did know was that I found street life and landscape photos to be interesting. When I started to become more aware of the photoblogging community online, I felt like it would be an interesting experience if I joined in. It would mix two of my hobbies (computers, and photography) into one and it would give me an oppourtunity to teach myself some html and web site stuff I never learned before. My inspiration to start a photoblog and actually get into photography was Sam Javanrouh at Daily Dose of Imagery. I saw his photography and his photoblog and how they seamlessly were implemented into one another, and I thought it was a cool idea. So thank you Sam, if you're reading this. ;)

What?: My photography equipment is pretty minimal, but it is fine for what I need. I have my old Nikon Coolpix 5400, and a Nikon D70 with standard kit lens as well as a Sigma Macro 105mm F2.8 EX DG and also a Nikon AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6G IF-ED.

Can I use your photos for whatever I want?: Well that depends. All my photographs are copyrighted by me, and so if you want to use them you must ask permission before doing so. Generally, if you ask nicely I'll probably let you use them. You can contact me at shatteredabstracts at gmail dot com, though you have to turn that into a real email address (I do that to avoid bots).

Where can I buy prints of your photos?: If you want prints of any of my photos, please contact me at shatteredabstracts at gmail dot com and we can discuss the details.