Privacy Policy

If you'd like any photos removed from my website or the internet in general, please contact me.

This page details two privacy policies. The first relates to photography and image security, and the second relates to this website.

My Photography

The most private way to make a photo is on film, since there's no digital aspect required. The entire cycle, from exposure to final print, can be achieved without a computer. For now, I only develop black and white film, so for the time being, it's the most secure option. My color reversal film (E-6) is processed by Blue Moon, and my color negative film (C-41) is handled by PhotoVision. After the negatives are developed, it's common to scan them, which I could do myself, but I usually pay the labs. PhotoVision uses Box for filesharing. Color development is something I'll consider down the road, but I'm not interested at the moment. I'm also not interested in scanning my own files, but if you have special requirements, I'm happy to accomodate a more private/secure workflow. You're also welcome to buy the exposed film from me and develop it yourself.

Once I have the digital photos, they can be delivered online or with phyiscal storage (USB, DVD, etc). I can encrypt your files, too.

This Website

I do not collect or have access to information about people viewing my site. I don't use any analytics or other surveillance technology, because I want my site to be fast and small. Netlify logs your IP address and User-Agent when displaying webpages, since they need to know where to send the webpage. Your phone or computer connects to the internet and has an IP address that represents this "location." It's commmon for many devices to share one IP address, so it's not regarded as a uniquely identifying piece of information. However, if you're bothered by the design of the internet, you can use Tor or a VPN to hide your real IP address.

You can inspect my pages in your browser, or you can view the source code on Gitlab. My site is served by Netlify, and they use Amazon's content delivery service, Cloudfront, to store copies of my website across the world. This enables the page to download faster, because there's a greater chance they have a copy near your city. I also load Javascript from Cloudflare to make my site faster (barbajs).

My contact page offers a phone number provided by AT&T. When you call or text that number, your cell phone provider, Google, the NSA, and possibly other governments, companies, or hackers will have access to your message. AT&T deliberately shares messages with the US government (NSA). If you want to communicate privately, without your message being read by other people, you can text/call me with Signal, using my AT&T number on my contact page. Signal encrypts messages, voice calls, and video chats. It's great.