A manifesto for a more wondrous age.

Who am I?

This question has haunted and followed me for as long as I was able to properly grasp it. I'm Ian. I want to follow all of my interests and passions as far as they'll go, and learn as much as I can along the way. I want to build a better world that helps those in it appreciate the wonder and joy and beauty of everyday life.

Nowadays, I default to calling myself a 'polymath', which is "a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas, known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems." according to Wikipedia.

Though, you wouldn't be wrong to call me a writer, photographer, filmmaker, gaffer, reader, runner, meditator, blogger, etc.

What is this?

Monochromatic, now in it's second full iteration as you are reading it, is a personal website for my work. Mostly, this means monochromatic is my blog or a platform to post short stories that had no outlet before. Given my disparate interests, the subject of the blog fluctuates in turn.

Where are you based?

I currently live in Chicago IL. However, I am a frequent traveler, and have been to Europe, Asia, and across North America.

Do you have any writing in print?

Not currently, no. I am working on my first novel, which I hope to have completed by the end of the year.

Do you have an editor, or an agent?

No, but I would love to! If you are either of these things, and want to work with me, please contact me here. Let's do great work together.

Any lingering questions?

Drop me a line here.