Hello fellow people! I’m Max Merkle. I come from a long line of casual photographers and have been practicing my art of matter-of-fact-captures for as far back as I can remember. Recently I’ve been more consciously involved in the process of making photos. I’m really finding joy in seeking out things to make into photos. As such, most of what I seek out has a humorous or positive feel to it, because that’s what I like to spend time considering. That’s my relationship with photographs. I spend time staring at them and studying them. I build an emotional connection to them and come back to them to try to relive that connection. My long term goal with photography is to have a life-long relationship with it. In the short term, I’d like to continue my weekly blog posts (maxmerkle.com). I’d also like to complete yearly reviews of my own stuff, and make photo-books of my favorite stuff at the year’s end.