This is a question to which there should be a spectacular story – something like a cross between Indiana Jones and Star Wars, where I have the nickname “Geeky Monkey” bestowed upon me by the legends of photography after experiencing harrowing danger and dangerous heroism. The story should then continue with the nickname sticking throughout my life and defining who I am.
The truth is that I tend to collect domain names for some reason. At some point in grad school, the phrase came to me, I liked the rhythm and I self-identify (willingly!) as a geek, and the geekymonkey.net domain was available. I purchased it.
At some point in the hobby beginnings of my photography experience, I decided I wanted a website that people could go and see my images. I wasn’t doing anything with the geekymonkey.net domain, and decided that I’d use GeekyMonkey as my photosite. About that time, the .photography and .photos top-level domains were just coming out and I decided that would be FAR cooler than a plain old .net domain, and so I added new domains to my collection. I’m still not doing anything in particular with geekymonkey.net (it just points back here right now, as does geekymonkey.photography). I should figure out something to do with it.
People who have visited the gallery have called me “Andy Geeky Monkey”. They may have had alcohol before visiting though, and it hasn’t stuck (nor has there been harrowing danger since their visit, for which I am thankful!).
That first story sounds better though – let’s go with that.