I’m Khürt Williams. Decades ago, I emigrated for university from the sunny Caribbean country of St. Vincent & the Grenadines. I now live in the New Jersey suburb of Montgomery Township, NJ, just a stone's throw (or several) from Princeton University. I work as an information security architect. I'm also an avid amateur photographer.
I started blogging in March 2000 with Dave Winter’s UserLand Manilla software, then sampled various platforms before switching to WordPress around 2004. My domain, purchased on October 25, 2006, , initially hosted musings on techie subjects such as open-source software and Apple computers. But then, like a plot twist in a movie, it transformed into a photoblog.
As an avid amateur1 photographer (quite a title, isn't it?) for over thirty years, I photograph whatever light catches my eye, which one hopes isn't too blinding. Whether moody landscapes or evocative cityscapes, my trusty iPhone 11 Pro, Fuji X mirrorless camera, or a nostalgic Minolta 35mm film camera is always ready. I’ve even known to mix and match my Minolta film lenses with my Fuji, like a photographic cocktail. Cameras, lenses, film stocks—you name it, I write about it while juggling family, work, and the seemingly unending search for how it all fits together or doesn’t.
But don't let the tech talk fool you. I love being outdoors, absorbing nature's soundtrack: the wind's symphony, birds' duets, and the soothing flow of water over rocks. For me, it's therapy—a break from the pixelated world of screens and the hustle of life. When I’m not safeguarding information or capturing life through a lens, you might find me lost in the serene embrace of Mother Nature, far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife.