This site started as a small photo blog on focal.soup.io and moved a few years later to focalsoup.tumblr.com due to instability of soup and the lack of features. Just a few weeks ago I felt it was time to move again.
The web design itself was originally create for the soup.io blog but I improved it over the years and you can still see the influence tumblr had. I love the archive-system they are offering over there and so I let my generator script build something alike.
I started taking pictures with my moms camera (good old EXA) when I was pretty young. My father gave me my first digital camera when I was around 15 years old. Panasonic it was. One of the early models. I can't really provide the name. I'm quite sure it must be stored in some old EXIF info but it might not be that interesting anyways. When the Canon G10 came out I switched and I loved this camera for getting quite good picture quality in a pocketable size.
A friend lend me her Canon EOS 450D a few years later for a trip to the Baltic Sea and I was deeply impressed by the image quality and all the possibilities. I bought a Canon EOS 550D a few month later and was satisfied for years. When another friend asked me to go with her on a trip through the US a sold my old G10 and the EOS 550D and invested in a studio-used Canon EOS 7D body that again opened a new world of photography for me. Over the years I bought a few compact and reasonable sized lenses from Sigma (e.g. Sigma EX 30mm 1:1,4) and I am happy for now.
I travel a lot and I try to take my camera with me where ever the "travel light"-approach is allowing it. In the last month (especially while traveling Vietnam) I started to used my Sony Z5 compact for snapshots and I was blown away by the photos I could get out of this tiny-lensed waterproof wonder-box. So you might see some more of those pictures in the near future.
I am in my early thirties and you can definitely call me a digital native. I like free software, open standards and taking pictures "in the wild". The rest should not bother you.