Treemeat
2005-2015
Treemeat.com was one of the early photo sharing blogs (photoblog) on the web. Started in 2005, every page was hand coded, every photo was scanned from film, and photos were posted daily. It was a labor of love, and became a popular fixture of the pre-social media web.

Bringing back that early web ownership over our digital presence, our files, our identity, and our brands, made it feel fitting to use select images from the early years of Treemeat.com as my first foray into this new NFT/web3 creator world.

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Treemeat, Year 01 (2005)
The first year of Treemeat.com was an experiment, both photographically and technologically. I was finding my way as a photographer, seeking out atypical landscapes and scenarios, finding places of emptiness and calm in large and crowded cities. At the same time, I was building skills as a web developer, developing content management systems for myself and other to display our photo work, and kicking off a trend of daily 'photoblogs'.





Treemeat, Year 02
Year 02 of Treemeat, 2006, saw me move to California, criss crossing the country multiple times, and was the year I dedicated myself to design and photography full time. The website, treemeat.com began to get more complex as I become a more experienced develepor, employing a color sampling ability that would tailor the color scheme of each page of the site bases on the dominant colors within the photo on display.





Treemeat, Year 03
2008 was a big year for digital photography – with the Canon 5D II release – but film was still tops. Digitizing film was a chore, so you had to be serious about it to bother. So I got serious, and started exploring narrative threads and more storytelling. That exploring led to many trips to the edges of cities, where the increaginly blurry edge between civilization and nature continues to provide bizarre juxtapositions.



PETER BAKER. ANN ARBOR, MICH. 48103