I grew up with a heritage of photography. My grandfather (whom I never met) was a serious amateur photographer and was teaching cinematography in the ‘20s and ’30s, leaving me a legacy of stereoscopic pictures and equipment, amongst other things. The bug passed through the genes to my father and to me. That’s probably also why I have a passion for collecting antique and older photographic equipment (particularly manual focus Minoltas)
I started taking pictures seriously when I was 11. B&W film and paper was relatively cheap if you could buy it in bulk, and I spent most of my teenage years in and out of the darkroom, learning the techniques and making most of my own developing chemicals from scratch. Artistically, I can’t say that there was much to talk about (although I have reworked some pieces recently and they are up in RB) but I certainly learned a lot on the techniques and the theory.
University, work and kids put photography on pause, and it took my first digital camera in 2006 to re-kindle my interest. Now in my late-40s, the kids are growing up and photography is permanently back in my life.
If a have a style, it’s perpetually experimental. My aim is to explore the boundaries of digital photography (and my own) and learn as much as I can in the process. I still don’t have as much time available as I would like to, but at least RB has given me a vehicle for sharing my work and for learning so much more by the work of others.
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My daughters Christina and Alexandra are both in RedBubble. Please check out their photos and writing.
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The following pictures have all been featured in various groups. To see the complete list click here: Detailed Features List. My latest TopTens are here: Top Tens List
Huge thanks to the Hosts of Ace Cafe! It was great to get another RedBubble Home Page feature today (my 14th since I joined RB! Yay!!!), as a result of the recent challenge. / If you have not visited the Ace Cafe group, I would recommend it! It’s an altogether different RB experience. All the action is in the Forums and work does not make it to the group’s page, until at least 10 grou…
MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 10! / Goodnight Mr. Edison… Going Green! / by monocotylidono / Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition… / I am very excited to have my art selected for the special Earth Day celebration theme to exhibit in SoJie 10. SoJie 10 takes its name from the Solo Exhibition group’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 10th one, ever, …
Dear RB Friends… / First of all: Happy New Year! :-) / I have created a new feature request on RB: / As you know, at the moment you can set RB to automatically publish a notification to FaceBook, when you upload new picture on RB. / I have discovered a much better mechanism for promoting your work: If you sign up to posterous.com you can configure it to automatically re-broadcast whatever y…
The one thing that most people have asked me for, ever since I started writing RB utilities back in early 2009, is a utility to see what art has been submitted to which group. / I am pleased to say that I have given in to the nagging and finally found the time to write it! There have been rumours for a while now that RB were redesigning their group management interface to provide this, but it see…