About Pandemonia and Hamish Reid
Pandemonia is an informal place for Hamish Reid’s photography, video, and associated writing, including photo essays, reviews, and more. It’s effectively a less-formal, more immediate version of my HamishReid.com portfolio site, in blog form, with a lot more content that wouldn’t necessarily fit there.
Pandemonia has History (it predates the original Netscape browser), and some of the old stuff is still around if you really want to see it, at Old Pandemonia (I leave those pages up as a sometimes-amusing look at what might have passed for a state-of-the-art photography website in the mid-1990’s). Someday soon most of that stuff will be taken down, but in the meantime, it’s still sort of there, if you know where to look.
The photos on Pandemonia range from snapshots done with an iPhone to stuff done with a 4×5 view camera, and from the film era to current digital technology (with a strong bias towards digital — I never get nostalgic for darkrooms and film). The subjects range from desert landscapes through urban streetscapes to people to digital manipulations — i.e. whatever I happen to see (or “see”) at the time. Few of the photos in Pandemonia are technically much good; they don’t pretend to be anything more than what they are — snapshots or photos taken in hurried circumstances (sometimes while trespassing), just trying to document what I see.
All images are Copyright © Hamish Reid, Oakland, California, unless otherwise specifically stated.
The Photographer (Hamish Reid)
I am an Anglo-Australian photographer currently living in Oakland, California. I work as a software professional and (sometimes) as a photographer; I’m also a private pilot based at Oakland (KOAK) and Hayward (KHWD) airports.
My more formal photography and video showcase is at HamishReid.com; less formal sites include the Around Jingletown photo blog and Tumblr; California Driving: A Survival Guide and the associated Tumblr; my @jingletown Instagram stream; the Totally Restrained Tumblr; and my Yankee Alpha Foxtrot Bravo general aviation flying blog. My (inevitable) Facebook photo page is Hamish Reid Photography (Like it if you like it (if you know what I mean…)!).
I’ve spent most of my adult life living in Sydney, London, or the San Francisco Bay Area, and I’m what the US Government quaintly calls an “alien” (i.e. I have a funny accent). Maybe one day I’ll have the operation and become a US citizen. Maybe not.
I live in the Jingletown district of East Oakland, in an old factory down by the Oakland Estuary, where I also have my photography and video studio. You can contact me via email or contact form through the Contact page.