Who the heck is Emrold?

My name is Eric DeLorme, and I live in Ottawa, Ontario. I’m a father, a husband, a son, a cook, a cyclist, a traveller (on hold for now!), and a full-time IT professional. 

I’m also a photographer.

Photography is a way for me to exercise my right brain and get all creative and expressive, which isn’t something that comes easily to me in other media. I love music, but I can’t carry a tune or play an instrument. I love painting, drawings, etchings, and sketches… but I can’t draw a straight line or a round circle to save my life. Don’t even ask me about my dancing abilities.

Photography—especially digital photography—checks all the boxes: cool gadgets, computer time with some great editing apps (mostly Capture One these days), websites, blogs… it’s this geek’s paradise!

I never go anywhere without a camera (I’m partial to Fujifilm) or my iPhone (in a pinch!), always ready to catch the light, the mood, the shadow, the angle, the what-have-you.

Since I’m not a pro, I shoot only for myself and am continually experimenting with different styles and techniques.

Thanks for looking at my galleries and musings here; you can find much more of my visual experimentation over on Flickr.

Oh yeah: Emrold is the first handle I used on the commercial internet when I signed up for chatboard accounts and such. Back in the early 90’s (when it was still a fashionable thing to do) my best friend started an ISP and I was one of their first customers. Their systems algorithmically generated new users’ passwords by reversing the user’s last name and removing the second-to-last letter.

DELORME → EMROLED → EMROLD

Of course, that’s a lousy password, so I changed it almost immediately. But it made for a great, nondescript handle for the various services that existed at the time. So I’ve been using it everywhere I can ever since.