Hi, I’m Mike Hall. I live in Portland, OR. Here are some things I like:

Movies! If I had to list five to give you an idea of my tastes:

  • In the Mood for Love: Heartbreaking every time.
  • The Godfather Part II: Yes, I love the original, but Pt II just feels bigger and more lush.
  • Jackie Brown: I was ready to give up on Quentin Tarantino and then he made this.
  • Blade Runner: When this came out in 1983 I just knew that Harrison Ford was in it and that was cool because Han Solo. My parents brought it home with a rental Betamax and it blew my mind.
  • Aliens: It just feels perfect to me.

I do a lot of photography. You can find stuff I’m trying to slowly curate into something useful on my SmugMug site.

I love to camp. We have a small, sort of ruggedized teardrop trailer with a galley in back and a queen-sized mattress worth of floorspace. We’re out most weekends starting in April or May, even if it’s just a quick overnighter to a national forest or a patch of dirt in an Army Corps of Engineering site.

Feel free to drop a line.