About

My name is David Truog and I live in Brookline, Massachusetts (part of metro Boston) near Coolidge Corner with my wife and our two children. 

I work across the river in Cambridge at Forrester Research. I've also worked at software companies and in video direction/production, running my own small agency for eight years. I still code and film for fun but these days I do a lot more photography.

I like the contrast between these two shots of (not by) me, just months apart.

A passport control kiosk shot the first one as I was entering the US after a trip. I liked the flat expression and printing method: they reminded me of a Chuck Close painting (see magnified detail), so I took this snapshot of the print-out while in line. The CBP kiosks print mirror images, so this feels familiar to me but probably feels subtly odd to people who see me directly, not via a mirror. 

 

The second one's quite different. It's a corporate headshot for my work bio in which the photographer who shot it said my expression was (somehow) very "on-brand" for the company.

I find it interesting how different situations bring out different sides of us — different personas we inhabit.

 

The image on my cover page is a photo I took of a wall on a side street in Rome near Piazza delle Coppelle in September 2012.

I've started grouping photos from some of my other travels — so far: DenmarkIceland; Key West; MontanaVermont.