17 Sep Matty is Green!
I’m happy to announce that the Matty Photography website and all other internet services are powered 100% by wind energy. The page you are reading right now is being powered by good ol’ mother nature, just a blowin’ away. And to think, of all those shoots I’ve been on and cursed the wind for messing with my lights, ha!
Considering computers and the internet pretty much run the world nowadays, this green transition is a huge step in the right direction. I just read an article today that they are building a windmill farm just outside Yakima, WA, with the intent to power the entire Gig Harbor area. I got my degree at CWU in Ellensburg (not far from Yakima), and believe me, they’ve got more than enough wind over there to go around. I remember times when walking to class I had to lean a 45 degree angle into the wind just to walk forward, my jeans whipping like flags. Always a constant, and over the years, an extremely annoying howl that always made wonder why the bare hillsides that surrounded the valley didn’t already have a forest of windmills.
Now, I wonder if we can get AlienBee to design a strobe with a solar panel/spin wheel combo on the back, that way I wouldn’t have to lug 30 lb battery packs around on location shoots to power my lights!