I'm from Wellington, New Zealand. My original tertiary qualifications are in telecommunications electronics. I've worked in telecommunications electronics in London, as well as in journalism, broadcast television, graphic design, motion picture and television electronic and electromechanical special F/X and tertiary education.
I'm also interested in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) image creation programs like Dall-E, specifically how they can be incorporated into website and gallery designs.
In my spare time I restore vintage British Cars.
Here's the link to my personal online gallery page. It contains all the the artwork from my 3 public exhibitions. The galleries below showcase my past work in virtual 3D web design, regular web design, video, photography and animation. The tools I regularly use are Adobe Creative Suite, Maya 3D, and Libre Office.
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EDGE OF TIME was my first exhibition, and it was inspired by what I read about the Wellington region's massive Haowhenua quake which happened in about 1460 AD, shortly after Maori people arrived in New Zealand.
After the quake the channel between the island of Motukairangi and the mainland became shallow enough to wade across and soon silted up, creating the flat land where the airport is now. By the time Cook arrived there was only one entrance to Wellington Harbour and Motukairangi had become what we call the Miramar Peninsula.
By the time global warming reclaims the Miramar Peninsula and it becomes the island of Motukairangi again, we will be gone. These then are the two Edges of Time - before and after human settlement of NZ.
Earth has survived far worse calamities than we are capable of inflicting on it, and it will survive us.
The images that you see here show the Wellington coastline that existed immediately prior to our arrival, and a guess as to what it will look like after we're gone, based on the available science.
THREE DIMENSIONAL was my third exhibition, the central theme of which was climate change. Based on the current seas level increase rate of 3.3mm a year, sea levels will rise about 2.5 meters by 2100, even if we do nothing to prevent further anthropogenic global warming caused by the uncontrolled dumping of CO2 and other greenhouse gases into our atmosphere - and it should be obvious by now that we intend to do nothing. Kyoto protocols, Paris Accords, global protests etc have all failed to put even the slightest kink in the graph of rising C02 vs. time.
Our atmosphere is now so thoroughly disrupted that even if we stopped our CO2 emissions stone-dead tomorrow, global warming would continue for a long, long time relative to the human lifespan. We are now past the point of no return, and it's time to simply look at the inevitable consequences of our actions, and this is the starting point for my exhibition.
What will Wellington City look like after 100 years of earthquakes, sea level rise and global warming? Averaged current projections predict that CO2 will reach between 600 and 700ppm by this time in the next century. Wellington will be several degrees hotter on average, and the weather will be far more extreme. A rising water table and quake liquefaction like that seen in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake will destroy all of the buildings on reclaimed land.
This, then, is the world depicted in the images you see here.
All of the 3D imagery was created by me using Maya 3D, 3D Studio Max or Lightwave, except the Featherston Military Training Camp footage, which was a joint effort between me and Gerad Taylor.
I used either Discrete Combustion and Discrete Edit or Adobe Creative Suite for post-production. All video was shot, mixed, edited, mastered to DVD where necessary by me. I can put your video on YouTube or any other digital medium.