About Bryan Farley
I almost always read a person’s bio page yet I spend so little time writing my own. I am not sure when it happened, but I became more interested in other people. My About.Me profile describes me briefly. The site also provides links to other social media sites, so you can consume my life in whatever format you wish.
I have two wonderful children and a wife who tolerates me. I teach, learn, photograph, write and speak. I am also a person living with epilepsy. I try to incorporate all of these parts of me into my photography.
I never planned on being a photographer or a writer. I fell into this type of work. As a person with epilepsy, I have fallen into and out of many things. My career has changed suddenly more than I wish to admit, but I have gained more experience and more empathy.
When I was younger, we did not have the internet or computers, at least not the same way we have them now. I am not a digital native.
I am a digital amphibian.
I keep adapting; I keep learning.
When I first started creating my new WordPress GraphPaperPress photgrapher blog in October 2011, I heard a news report about a father who was stuck in a children’s swing. The fire department rescued the man. What a great story.
The reporters mocked the man, but I saw him as a father trying to impress his children. Sometimes, we must be willing to get stuck. We may want to belieive that we are all quick learners, but this is a myth.
I am not a quick learner.
At best, I am a persistent man just trying to impress his family.