Hi, I’m Michael Mistretta. Welcome to my weblog.
I’m 18 years old and I live in a beautiful town just north of Toronto, Canada. I have a younger sister who is most likely smarter than I’ll ever be. I love to write. I love to take photos. I quit piano lessons when I was 12 and have regretted it ever since. I like traveling, especially to Africa. I started Fusion Ads in my spare time and continue to run it along with Chris Bowler in time I don’t have. I’m 6′ 4″, enjoy fishing, and don’t have my driver’s license (yet).
I like working with people who focus on making great things. I do believe in God. I do not believe in getting rich quick. I do believe in hard work.
This website is a series of thoughts, notes, links, photos, and musings that reflect me. It’s my whiteboard — a place where I can think out loud and breathe. Feel free to tag along for the ride.
In the details
This weblog is powered by WordPress, Site5, and some custom theming love courtesy of Cameron Hunt. For what WordPress can’t do out-of-the-box, there’s always a plugin that meets my needs. I write and edit all posts in MarsEdit, hack away with Coda, and track stats with Mint.
My current computer is one of the new 15-inch MacBook Pros. I think it’s pretty neat (not to mention downright gorgeous). I use Things to stay organized, Tweetie to stay connected, Birdhouse to stay funny, and Yojimbo to keep my sanity throughout it all.
All photos and videos are taken by my Nikon D90 and edited in Aperture and Final Cut, respectively. When a photo needs a little pizzaz, I bring it into Photoshop CS4 or Nik Software’s Complete Collection. I own three lenses — a 50mm and 35mm f/1.8, as well as a 10-20mm Sigma for those wide shots.
This iteration of michaelmistretta.com is the brainchild of my love for writing and photography. Using custom-formatted WordPress categories, photos are treated as first-class citizens and displayed big and beautiful (inspired by the excellent Big Picture photoblog). Articles and links maintain their proper formatting.
If you have an idea to share, typo to point out, or simply want to say hi, feel free to email me directly. You can also follow my Twitter stream (if that’s your thing) or gawk at my pictures on Flickr.
If that’s not enough for you, grab yourself a hot beverage and check out this extensive interview.