Once upon a Zombie Apocalypse…
No wait — *looks out window* — not quite yet! Dang it.
Let me shake your hand! It’s great to have you here! Would you like some lemonade? You do? Sorry. I don’t actually have any lemonade. Watch your step! Those underwear totally aren’t mine, by the way. Wait. Wut? Ok, that’s awkward. O_o
So anyway. You’re here! Awesome. I’m sorry, what? My name? Zero? Yes, it’s true.
That’s really interesting! …But, wait. What if the chicken won’t wear the nylons*? Oh, right! Of course! Genius!
What do I do? Well… let’s see. I’ve juggled a couple careers. Mainly computer graphics & photography. But in 2010 I decided to really shake things up. I wanted to find a way to get back in touch with the things I was truly passionate about. So I started following my personal legend and *haven’t looked back since this morning.
But anyway — since I started plotting my own path — I’ve been sharing my experiences & the lessons I’ve learned through my writing & photography. And because I’m a big proponent of intentionally pushing beyond one’s comfort zone as an opportunity for growth, I’ve also been known to walk the walk – though sometimes it feels like a crawl… through quicksand… made with molasses… and butter. Actually, that sounds sort of delicious.
Oh great. Now I’m hungry. O_O Can I get you anything? I made crumpets.
5 Reasons Why You Might Be Here:
My work is sprinkled throughout my web pages (most notably in the header at the top), but if you’d like to see more of it, go to Zero Dean Photography!
Not into boring still photography? Here’s a video with boring still photography that moves! OoooOOoooh!
Oh, you like videos? Well, you’re in luck! There’s another one hidden in the last tab below.
Sometimes what I write is sad, but not usually. Sometimes it’s funny. But not this, because I’m being very serious right now. O_O
And — finally — sometimes what I write makes people scratch their heads and go “Hmmmm.”
Yup, I spent nearly 2 years criss-crossing the USA on an epic road trip (we’re talking over 50,000 miles!) letting people tell me where to go and what to do and meeting people like Mark Zuckerberg and Jamie Hyneman, and doing lots of cool stuff.
It’s crazy, but images with my name on them — including both photos and quotes (even Zero Dean quotes) — have been viewed a ridiculous number times on the internet!
Well, these images on the “Made by Zero” Pinterest board (each one links back to my blog where they originate), and these Zero Dean photos on Flickr (also found on Google+).
But seriously, it was an excuse to deliberately push myself beyond my comfort zone for an extended period of time — and then learn from and write about the experience.
Want to know more? Read about my 1,000 days of discomfort challenge here.
I have nothing more to say on this page! EXCEPT: I like the way you read!
Ok — STOP HERE! You can’t go down any farther! You’ll fall off my web page!