"There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are."~Enrst Hass
I have been an avid photographer since college, where I served as a Staff Photographer and Assistant Photo Editor of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. In my time with the Collegian I covered a myriad of events from lectures to protests, but became particularly fond of covering UMass Athletics. I also wrote exactly one article.
My time with the Collegian may have ended, but my love affair with photography has only strengthened. I continue to hone my photography skills with everything from trips abroad to walks in the local park. Photography forces me to see the world differently and notice things others might pass by without another glance. I find photography to be the perfect blend of technical and artistic, simultaneously engaging my brain and giving it a respite from its normal functions.
Samples of my photography can be seen below and you can find more of my work on Instagram.
(c) Katherine Mayo
Row 1: Venice, Italy; Florence, Italy; Sone Arch Bridge--Minneapolis, MN; Minneapolis, MN; Boston, MA
Row 2: The Vessel--New York City; St. Ignace, MI; Henry's Lake--Island Park, ID; Lucky Peak Resevoir--Boise, ID; FAA Site on Sawtelle Peak Island Park, ID
Row 3: Detroit Zoo--Royal Oak, MI; Como Park Conservatory--St. Paul, MN; New York City; Boston, MA; 4th of July fireworks--Boston, MA
With more time in the home office during the pandemic, I began exploring mechanical keyboards (and learning to solder). My first build was a 65 percent board with MX red switches. Afterwards, I became intrigued by smaller layouts and began experimenting with different board sizes, layouts, and switch types. My favorite form factor is now the 40 percent with a preference for tactile switches.
I have built several more boards since my first (mostly for myself, but some for others). My current daily driver is the Planck with boba u4 switches. I am also fond of my BM40 with Kailh box pale blue switches.