My name is Ricky Opaterny, and I’ve taken photographs off and on since I was five years old. The title of this blog comes from an article by Ben Greenman that I read back in 2001 in which he wrote, “… life is lived, and then captured. If you don’t capture it, someone else will. There’s no other definition for art.”

I am currently the program manager at TuneIn, where I run an editorial team. I previously worked for Google, where I was the executive producer of @Google, the company’s online series of talks, lectures, conversations, and concerts. I also managed some retention-related marketing programs and launched Google’s initiative to provide free advertising and education in online marketing to businesses in the developing world. I attended UC Berkeley, where I studied modern American literature, and NYU’s Stern School of Business, where I was an InSITE Fellow.

You can contact me here. For more information about me, please visit my main blog, which is rarely updated and, thus, contains an outdated bio but snapshots of what I was interested in at various points in time. You can also follow me on Tumblr and Twitter.