Well this is going to have to evolve over time but here is the quick run down on who I am.



Lets start actually with I'm living in Yokosuka, Japan.

As a career I'm a graphic/web designer and professional photographer that pays for the fun loving, social extrovert I am. I'm pretty eccentric but at the same time can be extremely low key. I enjoy a good laugh, good food and the company of friends. I'm quite adventurous and love to see shows, travel, and explore everything around me. I try to better everything I do and make the world I live in a more beautiful and acceptable place. I always try to be there for my friends whether it's an ear, a smile, or a shoulder. And at the same time I party in life like a rockstar cause life is too short to be left with "I wish I would have..."

I can be found also on:

Facebook | Twitter | Myspace | Flickr | Tumblr

And here is a list of entries of mine from the past I've particularly liked or give you a better sense of me. Cheers!
Okay I've posted them up on facebook. I'd repeat them here but that would be a whole heck of alot of work.

Photos!

If we're not facebook friends and would like to see them just add me.

Facebook.com/eclaxton

Comments are welcome here or there :)

When you give someone a book or some thing you consider having value or is well like by yourself, sign it or find a way to personalize it. It's one thing to recieve a recommended book from someone and it's entirely different to recieve one that has been signed and personalized. And books should always be given not borrowed.

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Fun Times

Mar. 13th, 2009 12:56 pm
So lets see, after my battle royale with Comcast I believe I'll have internet service either today or tomorrow back at home. Thank goodness cause I can't wait to get back online with the Xbox and Eve-Online.

I ordered a Makita Compound Miter saw with a laser line and light and ended up getting a Skil power wrech with sockets. Needless to say I knew something was wrong when I saw the box and realized it was 6 times too small to be a compound miter saw. But that should be corrected now and hopefully I'll be able to build the bar and chinchilla stuff.

I did get to attend Edward Tufte training yesterday and now my brain has so much information to ponder. I got a full set of his book also for reading. Did you know that the human eye processes about a 10 megapixel image a second of information? Makes looking at 2 color power point presentations with a pie chart and two data points seem pretty elementry.
I really am a bit bummed cause I really haven't had the chance to really shoot. And I know alot of that is my fault but it seems like there is a million other things going on that prevent me from getting the camera out and taking pictures. I've never been a take pictures of random objects type person and even though while on vacations I take pictures of places/things, I primarily like to shoot people.

Last shoot I did for two sisters. )

In other good news I did start putting together my photo portfolio. I won't put a link yet cause I've only started to setup the structure and don't hardly have any photos loaded but hopefully once I get internet back again on thursday I can proceed to work on it.

I am going to try to hit the Atlanta Photographers Guild meeting tonight which I shamefully haven't been to in over a year.


Got to start somewhere right?

I want one!

Mar. 4th, 2009 05:00 pm
Why does wierd technology interest me so...



http://www.nabaztag.com/
<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-GB&amp;playlist=videoByUuids:uuids:a517b260-bb6b-48b9-87ac-8e2743a28ec5&amp;showPlaylist=true&amp;from=shared" target="_new" title="Future Vision Montage">Video: Future Vision Montage</a>

Sign me up for this future!
Anyone know much about them? I want to get some power tools (Drill, Circular saw, impact wrench, sander, etc.)

I was thinking about getting this Makita set. But didn't know if anyone on my friends list knew anything or would recommend something else.
So operation new house move is 50% complete. All the major items have been moved which has left me bruised like I've been playing inside a running clothes dryer. But now it's all the little things that I will probably just arm shovel into a box and worry about sorting later on left to move.

The amount of living space is crazy though. It's so nice to actually be able to not try to shove an entire house worth of stuff into one large bedroom anymore. I can actually have a bedroom that is just that and not pertending to also be an office, computer room, dressing room, living room, and dining room all at once.

And I know I owe everyone a recap of my trip to Istanbul. I started organizing and editing photos but the move sort of got in the way. I did post 50 of 3000 photos right from my camera on facebook. If we're not friends there just look for Erich Claxton.

OMG

Jan. 29th, 2009 11:43 am
I want to do this... well maybe not that close to the cliff wall but... damn that's awesome.


Bravo Palm

Jan. 28th, 2009 04:06 pm
The new Palm Pre... amazing!

I've had a Palm pilot way back when just having a handheld black and white screen with a stylus was fantastic. Over the years Palm has slipped on the innovation curve with each passing year to the point now where my Palm 755 is a far cry from the iphones, storms, and G1's of the smartphone era. I'd fair to say my "Smartphone" is barely graduating.

But here comes Palm with the Pre. When I first saw photos and articles about what it is and what it can do I barely looked at them figuring Palm is putting out just another marginal update to their smartphone line. I assumed it was an attempt to take some of the iphone market share. Now I also have a ipod touch which is basically an iphone without the phone part so I have a pretty good idea of the innovation of what the iphone has brought into the world. Several people have mentioned that the Pre is Palm's wannabe iphone, but after watching a press conference about the Pre I realize Palm has stepped back into the arena of innovation.

I won't go into details of all the new features and what not but the most striking feature is how the phone handles ALL your contact mediums. I have like 10 email accounts, work and personal calendars, hundreds of friends and contacts across gmail, facebook, myspace, livejournal, linkedin, etc etc. The Pre actually places all these together into one seemless area. It's serious innovation. No longer will I have to traverse all over the internet, my phone, and various computers to get to the people I want to talk too. I will have them all available from one source.

Good job Palm! Glad your back in the fight!

Merhaba!

Jan. 16th, 2009 12:31 pm
Hi friends! Thought I'd write everyone from Istanbul while I have a moment. I've been here nearly a full week now. Barring the fact Air France lost my luggage for four days everything else has been awesome. I still think it's funny that I'm nearly half way around the world and even though everyone speaks a completely different language for the most part people are just people.

The bazaars have been my favorite part for sure. The enormous architecture of the blue mosque, aya sophia, topkapi and dolmabance palaces has been a sight to see. The sultans of turkey definitely lived an extravagant life.

The food has been great but the isn't a super lot of variety. Breakfast at the hotel in the morning consist of various salamis, olives, hard boiled eggs, various cheeses, some pastries, cucumber and tomato slices, tang(yes the astronaut stuff), and apple tea. I've eaten my far share of kebaps, Turkish pizzas, lentil and bean soups, eggplant and seasame bread rings. I'll admit I had pizza from pizza hut and a mcdonald cheeseburger which I swear was made with lamb not beef.

I have taken nearly 3000 photos with both my cameras so far but that will have to wait until I get home before putting them up due to the fact I have no way of putting them up since I use my iPod touch to use the internet. So much more conveinent to carry around then a laptop. Plus the movies, games, music, apps, help keep me sane on plane flights and general recharging back at the hotel from being all around Istanbul. I have taken the ferry back and forth between the Europe and Asia side of istanbul several times. Saw a whirling dervishes ceremony yesterday and also witnessed a protest with riot police. I quickly got out of the area since riot police in turkey show up with batons, armor, tear gas sheilds and the military with machine guns.

Tonight I'm going to check out istanbul nightlife and then a Hamam(Turkish bath) tomorrow before returning on Sunday. Talk to everyone then!

But I
Just landed in Paris and the sun is coming up. Hope everyone is well!
Wow... You really can do it. I'm so disgusted and fascinated at the same time.

I'll be in Istanbul (not Constantinople)for 9 days. Any advice or things I should look out for? Or even places I HAVE to visit while there?

Might as well post the obligitory halloween photos of the costume this year.

Costume photos )

Memory

Dec. 29th, 2007 02:39 pm
"Resolve to fight, there is no concession.

Failure and defeat are left for those who can't find the courage to take the steps, the leap of faith, pushing the edges of the container one builds around themselves.

For I will not be compromised."

I wrote this a long time ago but I feel it applies to my life right now and I wanted to post it again.
I saw this watch in midst of the recent trend in watchs for black and rose gold. But this one was wow that's cool. Too bad the price tag is not so cool. 

 

But for now, something that has made me laugh till it hurt. And I don't even know spanish!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9227lDYhVKU

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