The Polarizer? What does that mean?
A polarizer is a filter that can be applied to lenses. The ones you’re probably most familiar with are the ones on nice sunglasses. They can also be attached to lenses of cameras.
A polarizing filter lets light waves of a specific polarization pass and blocks light waves of other polarizations. By only allowing the wanted light through, it has the effect of reducing glare, reflections, and making the overall image clearer.
I’m personally very much into photography, and I like my Ray-Bans, so I figured there’s a good reason for the name.
I can also go ahead and pretend that I made it up as a metaphor with some deep meaning to it.
“Only let through the good light in your life, mannn…”
Also, people tend to either really like me or really dislike me with not much in-between, so I guess I have a polarizing personality. Then again, I wouldn’t want to center things around myself like that.
And so forth (I’m making this shit up on the spot as I type this).
Make of it what you will. I personally think it’s a cool name for a website like this.
What is this site about?
We all get one shot at life. One chance to be everything that we possibly can be.
One of my greatest fears was ending up as the guy who died ten miles from where he was born without having gone out and tried to make his mark in some kind of way.
When I started this website, this was exactly the path I was on. I had the most soul-sucking corporate job imaginable, and every time I came back to my apartment, I spent the evening working a 2nd job, watching Netflix, and playing some Xbox. I also managed to fit regular exercise in there, which was the only thing that kept me from going insane. I slept 4-5 hours a night on average.
I kept this up for three years or so. Then I quit my job, sold pretty much everything I had, and bought a one-way plane ticket. It was something I always dreamed of doing, and I finally did it at age 29.
I’ve lived out of a backpack for a year and a half, visited more than a dozen countries in that time, worked many different jobs, met many great people, and made memories that will last a lifetime.
If you’re a guy who always dreamed about jumping on a plane and seeing the world, you’re my audience.
What will you find on the site?
Honest photo-essays of the places I’ve visited. My goal for this website is to provide an entertaining read and some practical advice. I hate sugar-coating and bullshit with a passion.
I’m a bit of a gadget-nerd, and I like high-quality products. You will find reviews of the gadgets, gear and apps that I used along the way.
What about the podcast?
Throughout the years, and especially this last year, I’ve found that there are many people out there with an interesting story to tell. The dude sitting next to you at the bar might be a rock star, a vagabond with a guitar, or someone who spends weeks underwater in a submarine for a living.
At one point I asked myself: “why not have these fascinating conversations with a mic present?”
So that’s what I started doing. The podcast will consist of interesting people with interesting lives and stories.
Some conversations will be motivating, some will be funny, some will be deep and interesting. My goal is to provide an insight into how exciting and fun life can be in many different ways.
Call it “a light-hearted take on living an interesting life”, if you will.
Who are you?
Just a guy. I take photos and design & blueprint websites and apps for a living. You can find my portfolio here.
Your writing offends me/I don’t like what I’m reading
Too bad. Go read something else.
I have a question or I something interesting to say. Can you publish it?
Send a message through the contact page and you’ll always get a reply.
What keeps this site in the air?
It is mostly a hobby/passion project kind of thing. Links to products are affiliate links, which help a little.
Full disclosure: I’m just about breaking even at the moment.
You can order fine art prints of my Photography.
Most of all, I hope you enjoy the website!