Thursday, 19 May 2011

Egypt - Mount Sinai

This is Tania, Nick Knoles and me top of mount Sinai to see the dawn. It was unbelievably cold, but was also truly beautiful. I shot a time-lapse, at least I must of, but have no idea where it is.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

whiskey pete's and buffalo bill's

my good bud, the High King of Scale and Rotate - Bill Sneed sent me these two snaps.
Between California and Nevada, the first stop is two casinos across from each other, called Whiskey Pete's and Buffalo Bill's. Classic.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Chris Stewart at Point Annihilation. 1992

I was going thru some old snaps, and found this. Its my mate Chris who sadly died in a car crash the year after we graduated university. Ages ago now. I took this from the rocks and with a 50mm lens. So this wave breaks incredibly close to the shore, and you can hear the boulders roll around under the water in the swell as they are strangely round. Chris was the only one of us who really surfed this break and slotted into the waves with real menace. The rest of us were shitting our pants. I think he would like that this snap is online. he was really proud of it.

Monday, 28 February 2011

GI test + c4d ( advanced renderer )

a quick test to see if I can in fact can do shiny 3D. Or contemporary chrome teapot. This test uses GI ( calculated for object and camera move ) to test for artifacts. Render took about 20 minutes. 

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

fatsuit + hdri + syntheyes + mum's kitchen

this little tracked test wont impress anyone but its the first one using a HDRI that I shot myself demoing some new nodal gear from hongkong. Location ? my dear old mums house. The kitchen to be exact and the hdri I used to light this test is below.

Tama, a Bona Fide freak of nature, part II

I shot this on my little pentax underwater camera and the clicking is the air bubbles in the microphone. I thought just before I shot this that he looked lost at sea, and the shot works well for that. But really he is looking at the caustic light on his toes. Fiji is all sorts of good times.

drawings and paintings of old men

Recently my computer life was on a ship, furiously dodging pirates to get to New Zealand where I was waiting, beer in hand. One of the benefits of having no computers around is generally getting out more. That and drawing old men.