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About Me

Hello. My name is Gabriel Ponzanelli and this is my personal website.

During the day I work in marketing, particularly digital. As part of my job I get to play with creativity and technology, two things I believe are a perfect combination.

I've lived all over the place. I was born in New York, but I moved to Mexico City when I was 3 years old. I grew up between Mexico City, Puebla, and Morelos before spending some time back in New York after finishing university. I am now living in Sydney, Australia. I love it here.

My hobbies include writing, photography, technology, design, scuba diving, and running.

You can find me on Twitter, 500px, Instagram, Flickr, VSCO Grid, LinkedIn.

About Disturbances in the Wash

This is my personal blog. It's a place where I explore and share my interests. I use Apple products extensively and have been using them for years, so you'll see topics around that here. Sometimes I do deviate though, so you might see a few entirely unrelated posts from time to time.

Disturbances in the Wash is powered by Squarespace. It's awesome.

I sometimes write reviews or mention products and services throught the site. When I do, I often use affiliate links to help support this site. However, I only recommend products or services I use or have used personally and believe will add value to my readers. Please read more here.

Why Disturbances in the Wash?

The name Disturbances in the Wash comes from a passage in a Douglas Adams book. It's from Life, the Universe and Everything, part of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy trilogy, probably my favourite books of all time. One of the main characters says there are "disturbances in the wash" in reference to the environment changing rapidly. He later explains it as "pools of instability in the fabric of space-time". The characters take advantage of this and their entire world changes instantly. It's hard to explain. Go read the books, they're awesome.

Anyway, I thought it would be a good name for a site where I explore topics that are going through "disturbances in the wash", so to speak.

The pace of change is so fast that most industries are experiencing rapid disruption and transformation. Both technology and photography are arguably amongst those going through this change at a faster rate than most businesses can adapt to.

That and I just love Douglas Adams.