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Mike Wiacek
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I'm loving the gray paint. :-D
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isn't that painting upside down..?
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Going to spend a few days in NYC next week... Pondering trying airbnb for the first time. Or hoteltonight at the last minute... decisions decisions. If folks want to meet up to roam around and take photos, drop me a line! :-)
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I love Gerhard Richter's squeegee  paintings.  (Seen in the Tate Modern)
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Everyone is a photographer now a days.
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I think it's great that photography is so accessible to so many people now.  Modern cameras (be they phones, slr's, or point and shoots) remove the hurdles of gadgetry and allow more free creativity. That's a win for humanity!
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About 2 months ago I announced a personal project to take headshots of 100 Googlers.  Why? Mostly as a personal challenge, but also because I think most people view Google as a web site, and they don't realize there are smart, funny, brilliant, talented, diversified, and passionate human beings behind it.

Google is a corporation, but it's full of the most amazing people I've ever met.  So while my initial goals for this project were personal self improvement, I've learned just how lucky the entire world is, that these people come to work everyday, only to try their hardest to make it better.

So right now I'm not even half way done. I'm only 36 into my goal of 100, and I'm so super excited to see what happens next.  I have no idea who's coming through the door on any given day, it can be an engineer, sales person, lawyer, or executive. I try and treat everyone the same, and I employ a bunch of stuff +Peter Hurley taught me to make people feel relaxed in front of the camera.  It's been a wild ride, and I can't wait to see where it takes me.

Here's a sample of 7 of the recent head shots I've done! :-)
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Amazing project, looking forward to seeing all! 
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Trying to pick a new color for the bedroom. I want to go gray, but there are SOOOO many shades.  I'm leaning to the gray on the left of the green tape at the top.
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I think either of the ones to the left of the green tape will look nice:)
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Point Lobos yesterday
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Damn you restoration hardware! Why must I want to buy everything you sell and why must it be so expensive?
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So Colbert is going to host the late show... I wonder if he'll still be the faux right wing character he is on the Colbert Report?  I wonder if CBS even realizes that's an act, haha.
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I heard a news story this afternoon about this very topic. I believe I was listening to NPR and they said that he will his natural self and not in character  - so hopeful someone has clued CBS in too :)
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This totally made me laugh...

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Google Security Defense Special Forces - Bravo Team :-)
C++, Python, JavaScript, Security, Malware Analysis, Photography, Photoshop, Nik Software, Retouching, Compositing
  • Google
    Fighter of the Bad Guys, Defender of the Good, Keeper of the Peace, 2006 - present
    Engineer, 2003 - 2004
  • Magpage Internet Services
    Engineer, 1999 - 2003
  • Department of Defense
    Security Analyst, 2001 - 2006
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Mountain View, CA
Santa Clara, CA - Philadelphia, PA - Odenton, MD - Severn, MD - Baltimore, MD - Longport, NJ - Philadelphia, PA
I work on security. My team and I work our butts off to make Google safe. I also take photos.
If you like my photos, you can check out my online portfolio right here!

I tend to use my Google+ stream to talk about photography, random political thoughts, social commentary, good recipes, and interacting with anyone and everyone.

I don't tend to talk much about security here. :-)

I love meeting new folks, so reach out and say hi.

Bragging rights
Lived on both coasts. Shoots with both Canon and Nikon. And of those things, we all know which is the better two. :-)
  • UMBC
    2004 - 2006
  • La Salle University
    1999 - 2003
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