Hello. I’m Jerry A. Sierra. That is not me in the picture.
This site is as much about the joy of creation and sharing as it is about beauty, mystery, and imagination.
It provides a showcase for my “deals” with Photoshop, which combine real and unreal, fantasy and daydreams with toys and the determination of dreamers. And sometimes, to their joy and peril, people from the reality layer drop into the mix, for flavor.
The website gives me the opportunity to play with HTML and CSS and to put into practice some of those tasty CSS techniques touted by Rachel Andrew and Jen Simmons and Kevin Powell, to which I hereby give a big heels-snapping salute.
(That's still not me.)
I’m recently retired from CCSF. My parole came through after 30 years between the Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and the Human Services Agency (SFHSA).
It’s good to taste daylight. To have enough time to update the various galleries on the site with no worries about sleeping late in the morning.
I’m currently expanding my exploration of Universal Monsters such as Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, the Bride, the Creature and others.
I still enjoy the puzzle that is organizing data, chunking information, and laying out web pages. Sorting out confusion is fun, though, paradoxically, I don’t like traditional puzzles and I hate cleaning the kitchen. Yet complex plot lines and unexpected plot twists attract me.
I also love the visual fantasizing of the photograms, and the idea of mixing the real with the unreal… a process that opens me to visual possibilities I may not have been able to easily explore with analog photography… a way to see the world re-imagined…
I love the idea of taking a toy and giving it a human dimension with fantastical implications beyond logic and cultural wisdom. I love finding a character that intrigues me, and giving it a new, unexpected home where it can find a new life.