Who do you think you are? Well, that is a good question? I am a photo restoration artist, a photo retoucher and an image wizard. Whilst I have many years in the trade I don’t proclaim to be best photo restoration artist in the world as I am sure there are older wiser people than I. I certainly take pride in my work and enjoy what I do, in fact, I eat, breath and sleep photo restorations, imaging and photoshop. I guess if you were to ask who do you think you are? I would answer, I rebuild memories and preserve moments in history so those memories can live on. There are many sides to me though if asked who do you think you are? I may also answer, an aspiring imaging professional creating visually exciting works of art. I am not sure I can be defined solely as a photo restoration artist.
Way back my computer artistic roots began on the BBC microcomputer with a pixel editor, that’s drawing one tiny square at a time on a grid. My first real creation was a still life human skull. It was printed on an acorn electron with a tiny printer using a sort of carbon stick and a small electric charge to push particles onto the page.
Image shows the main pixel art image and individual pixels.
From here computer graphics and painting programs came along and eventually photoshop on the PC. I dabbled with Macs for a while but settled for a PC.
From there on in I was hooked on computer graphics, art-based programs. My Photography BA Hons Degree was completed using computers back in 1993 and it’s just been a technological roller coaster ride ever since.
The above hopefully answers the question, Who do you think you are?