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.
If you are interested in using any photos on this site or to inquire about a new commission, please contact me.