About the Author

My name is Jon Ironside. I am a professional nerd by day, and I do this for fun in my increasingly rare free time among my many other on- and offline projects and pastimes. The photos I write about are from the personal collection my wife Anna and I have amassed over the years, she being a photographer professionally, and I being just a guy with a camera.

Anna collaborates with me on this project by choosing the photos for me to write about. I felt that if I were to choose them, it would create too much bias; I would only choose the ones that I thought were interesting. I think it works much better to have someone else prompt me to remember things I might not choose to on my own.

Anna and I live in Madison, Wisconsin with our son, cat, and several fish.



  1. A suspension of small globules of one liquid in a second liquid with which the first will not mix: an emulsion of oil in vinegar.
  2. A photosensitive coating, usually of silver halide grains in a thin gelatin layer, on photographic film, paper, or glass.
[New Latin ēmulsiō, ēmulsiōn-, from Latin ēmulsus, past participle of ēmulgēre, to milk out : ē-, ex-, ex- + mulgēre, to milk; see melg- in Indo-European roots.]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition