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Selfie – taken with the camera on a tripod and a 12s delay on the shutter to allow a pose!

I was born at the start of the baby-boom and grew up in Belfast, N. Ireland until I was about sixteen when my father was assigned to Singapore. There, I discovered independence from parents, a love of distant places and Tiger beer. After college in England, I joined the oil industry and for thirty years this took my family and I around the world. In 2000, I said goodbye to the itinerant lifestyle of Big Oil projects. My wife and I settled in Houston, Texas and I was gainfully employed by a consulting company to advise corporations and investors seeking to implement large oil and gas projects in some of the world’s “garden spots”. All that is behind me and I am now retired.

I intend that these pages will contain my musings on the things that excite, move or provoke me. They are anchored by my interest in photography but I hope that my faith will also become evident. Hopefully, everything will work but I confess to also being a dabbler in coding. That started back in the 70s with Algol, Fortran and Assembler. Nowadays, it is HTML and PHP as I try to cajole this WordPress theme to appear on the screen the way it does in my mind’s eye. If something is broken, please drop me a note.

And, like all would-be artists and bloggers, it is incumbent on me to explain my views. Here, thanks to this helpful site is a succinct summary of my artistic goals 🙂 :

My work explores the relationship between multiculturalism and inner visions. With influences as diverse as Camus and Buckminster Fuller, new combinations are created from both constructed and discovered structures. Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by the endless oscillation of relationships. What starts out as vision soon becomes corrupted into a hegemony of temptation, leaving only a sense of unreality and the inevitability of a new beginning. As intermittent derivatives become frozen through emergent and diverse practice, the viewer is left with an insight into the possibilities of our world.

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