About

Greetings, I’m Todd

Greetings, I'm Todd

I'm a husband and father with two kids living in midtown Atlanta, Georgia.

About this site

This site was created to showcase photography from trips I've taken over the years for work, solo adventures, and vacations with my family. Photography is not something I studied formally, nor do I make a living from it, but it has been a passion and source of creative inspiration for most of my adult life.

This site is also a forcing mechanism to help me think more critically about what I choose to capture and why. To help me view my work from an objective editorial perspective, learn what works and what doesn't, and use those insights to help improve my output the next time around.

From a subject matter perspective, I'm particularly drawn to architecture, public spaces, street life, and landscapes. One of my favorite things is being in unfamiliar environments and allowing serendipity to take over. Wandering, exploring, and capture moments in time is an absolute thrill and privilege which never gets old.

Perhaps you will find some inspiration of your own in the collection of images and stories I've shared here.

About me

In my professional career, I was most recently Senior Director of Design at MailChimp. During my three-and-a-half years at the company, I grew their in-house design discipline from a handful of individual contributors to a fully-formed Design department of forty people. I was also the creative lead for everything which touched the MailChimp brand across product and marketing. I left the company in early 2018 to take a break and dedicate more time to family, travel, and personal interests.

Prior to joining MailChimp, I owned a small software company (Dominey Design). Myself and a small crew designed and developed products for publishing photography online. Our most recent product was Koken, a content management system designed for managing and publishing photography portfolio websites. The product was free and earned its keep through paid themes, plugins and add-on services. Koken was acquired by NetObjects in 2015. Unfortunately, as of this writing, Koken is no longer being actively developed; otherwise this site would have been published with it. What strange irony.

Before Koken we were known for SlideShowPro. For a time in the late 2000s, SlideShowPro was pretty much the defacto slideshow player on the web. Seemed like everyone was using it, from photographers to newspapers to presidential candidates. Eventually, more advanced Javascript, CSS and web browsers came along - not to mention the rise of mobile - so we sunsetted the product to make way for the future.

Going back even further, ten years ago I was a founder and creative director at Super Deluxe. Hatched by a small team within Turner, Super Deluxe was one of the first original content networks on the web. We pushed the boundaries of acceptable taste and decency with a daily editorial schedule of mind bending animations, comedic short films, and other content which defied categorization. After perhaps pushing things a bit too far, Turner shut Super Deluxe down, then years later brought it back after realizing the brand was worth keeping.

In my years before digital and tech, I lived in Charleston, South Carolina where I moonlighted as a public radio DJ hosting "The Kitchen Sink" and other music programs on SC Public Radio, wrote music reviews and features for newspapers and magazines, worked at Spoleto Festival, designed for print through agencies and freelance clients, and most importantly, met my future wife.

Thanks for visiting!

Elsewhere

Instagram: @dominey
Twitter : @tdominey
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LinkedIn: @tdominey

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