Nevin Brown Photography | My Name is...

My Name is...

March 01, 2012  •  2 Comments

 

Since I made a conscious decision to start a blog it occurred to me that I needed to consider posting something beyond the introduction. This created two challenges. The first being whether I actually had something worth saying, or at least worth committing the time to put together. The second was deciding what my first topic should be. Should it be something monumental? Perhaps earth shattering, or maybe even enlightening? Well I’m not sure I’ve got any of that in me, so I’ve decided I’ll start with the name of my blog.

 

Before I continue…  at this very moment I feel it is important to go on record by saying I do not like the word blog at all, and hope I never have to use it here again. Moving on…

 

Coming up with names actually gives me fits. I feel the name is extremely important. It does so much more than indicate what people should call you. In fact I think it is so important that I have agonized for months on band names, song names, website names, and so on and so forth. I know somewhere is a perfect name for whatever it is I happen to be involved with, and my mission is to find it.

 

As it happened I didn’t have that kind of time, so I recruited the assistance of some friends, who think much faster than I, to help come up with ideas. I just needed to state the end goal, and watch the creativity form before my eyes. Within a couple of days I had a small list of names worth serious consideration. Once I narrowed down my options to two, I simply ran them against my original requirements, my emotional filter, and came up with Fractured Aperture.

 

It isn’t 100% unique, but certainly less prevalent than some of the other names I saw on other photography sites. It incorporates some photographer speak, which people may find either clever, or condescending. But above all, it sounds like something I would actually say to somebody, passing the “is it me” test. My thanks to those that chose to be a part of my process. I think I have a keeper. And even if I change my mind, I’m not even sure anybody will be reading this to notice if the name is different tomorrow, or the next day.

 

I think I'll leave it up to others to decide whether or not I dealt with my first issue, but I think I can consider the second one resolved. Now comes the challenge of figuring out what I should follow up with for my next installment. Another bridge for another time. Until then, I’ll see you on the other side.


Comments

Leigh, again...(non-registered)
Just wanted to share another of Hack's Words of Wisdom.

I think the first two sentences say lots. They did/do to me.

I am proud of myself.
You are your own best friend and your own biggest critic. Regardless of the opinions of others, at the end of the day the only reflection staring back at you in the mirror is your own. Accept everything about yourself – EVERYTHING! You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets.

People who are proud of themselves tend to have passions in life, feel content and set good examples for others. It requires envisioning the person you would like to become and making your best efforts to grow.

Being proud isn’t bragging about how great you are; it’s more like quietly knowing that you’re worth a lot. It’s not about thinking you’re perfect – because nobody is – but knowing that you’re worthy of being loved and accepted. All you have to do is be yourself and live the story that no one else can live – the story of your own unique life. Be proud, be confident, you never know who has been looking at you wishing they were you.
Leigh Pfosi(non-registered)
Hi Nevin... Am I the first to offer commentary on (the-never-call-it-a-blog-blog)... aka: Fractured Aperture? If so, I am honored. So... here's my very first observation - this white on black formatting (?) is flipping out my eyes! Nevin... I am a wearer of tri-focals (being the supercentenarian that I am) - perhaps that is the reason - but... maybe ask some other folks? I might have to go into my old dark room to keep reading! Okay, now, onto to more relational chatter/banter/discourse/wordswithfriend(s) -

You spoke about the challenge you experienced choosing the name for this "golb" (secret code). For starters, I found that really interesting (psychologist, remember?) and truly appreciated the self-effacing way in which you narrated your experience. And, in the end, you went with a kind of "toss the dice" approach and landed on Fractured Aperture. Cool language, I think. I'm curious though (and forgive me if you spoke to this, as I missed it then) why Fractured Aperture? To me, it has "interesting back story" jammed in between each of the letters. Or, is it simply that it's cool (it is), memorable, sounds blend well - etc.? I'm not asking for THE backstory if there is one - just wondering if?

So, nothing earth shattering from me this post... and I have to go be a mom now. But I will look for your next entry! Bye.
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