My name is Ian Battaglia, and I am the creator and curator of this website. It was built as a location to showcase my work, across disciplines, but especially as a way to self-publish my short stories.
While I get paid to write and shoot photos every once and a while, it isn't how I pay my bills. Most of the time, I do freelance work in cinema in the electric department. That's a fancy way of saying I work in lighting on short films, commercials, features, and television.
I currently live in Chicago IL. However, I am a frequent traveler, and have been to Europe, Asia, and across North America.
Not currently, no. I am working on my first novel, I/O, which I hope to have completed by the end of the year.
No, but I would love to! If you are either of these things, and want to work with me, please contact me here. Let's do great work together.
Two of my all-time favorites are The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway and Moby Dick by Herman Melville. I also love Haruki Marukami, and Raymond Carver.
I love instrumental music, especially video game soundtracks. Some staples include anything by Disasterpeace, especially the Fez and Hyper Light Drifter soundtracks, as well as Lifeformed, Aphex Twin.