I shot this strange back-lit self portrait sometime during my first year of studies at the University of Alberta. The lamp looks goofy behind my head, and I don't know why I thought it would be cool to pose in my pajamas, but I do like the lighting effects. Behind my right elbow you can see an old Atari floppy disc drive; next to my forearm, there's an Atari 130XE 8-bit computer. It may sound a little strange now, but I was one of only a small handful of students with computers on our floor at Lister Hall. Our rooms were often crowded with video-game enthusiasts. These days, I'm sure most U of A students have smart phones more powerful than my old Atari.