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WHO I AM

A life-long love of dogs, bikes and
planes. A newly-evolving digital
artist. An academic who loves teaching but resists the neoliberal university and will soon retire, to ride across the US on a motorcycle for three months and fly vintage jet fighters

I'm an academic hobby-artist. I love using Photoshop and displaying the results

GALLERY

coca cola capitaclysmic copy
coca cola capitaclysmic copy
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R1800 1 copy
R1800 1 copy
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My belov'd and me
My belov'd and me
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Smoking causes premature detah
Smoking causes premature detah

Made by me. Hardest part was the cigarette glow

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Jaguar Cat on bonnet
Jaguar Cat on bonnet
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Georgie's Xmas Cake.
Georgie's Xmas Cake.

Best cake ever. Period.

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doubt and trust
doubt and trust
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R90 exhaust angle copy
R90 exhaust angle copy
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Cockpit of MAGPAS chopper, lit up
Cockpit of MAGPAS chopper, lit up

An exercise in lighting management in camera raw. I am so pleased with this

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Call to Arms infographic copy
Call to Arms infographic copy
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Snowie in the window 17.2.22 copy
Snowie in the window 17.2.22 copy

Portrait of a portrait: my girl, shot with me by a friend

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MAGPAS charity event 2021/22
MAGPAS charity event 2021/22
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Snow Globe made to mark handing over of Christmas cheque to air ambulance service
Snow Globe made to mark handing over of Christmas cheque to air ambulance service

Snow Globe in Photoshop

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SL school 2022 version
SL school 2022 version
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Lenny January 2022
Lenny January 2022
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ME109 Eiffel Tower
ME109 Eiffel Tower

There are no colour shots of these German fighters over occupied France that I have found, so made one. It's modern Paris but the emotional effect is the objective, not technical or historical accuracy

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Cake stand starbucks copy
Cake stand starbucks copy

Developing cinematic style

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Sierra Leone girls slum river water copy
Sierra Leone girls slum river water copy
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Universal misogyny
Universal misogyny

Using the Universal Studios template to familiarise people with the reach of misogyny.

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Dolly  cinematic
Dolly cinematic
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Trump
Trump

Trump, misogyny and the American constitution

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Sara W.
Sara W.

My childhood friend, when she was entertaining Snowie on the beach.

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VC pay strike infographic copy
VC pay strike infographic copy
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Arriving Land's End, 21.12.21 at sun-down
Arriving Land's End, 21.12.21 at sun-down
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Dolly biblical cloud
Dolly biblical cloud
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Handing over the cheque
Handing over the cheque
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Biblical Sky
Biblical Sky

Just passed overhead. I'm damn glad I'm atheist, 'coz it looks like some poor sinner is about to get his ass handed to him all the way to Dante's worst circle 😉

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Lenny running banked high ISO
Lenny running banked high ISO
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Dolly 20.2.22 copy
Dolly 20.2.22 copy
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At Land's End: mission accomplished
At Land's End: mission accomplished
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Tank close up BMW copy
Tank close up BMW copy
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R1800 4 copy
R1800 4 copy
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Georgie and Dolly
Georgie and Dolly
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R1800 2 copy
R1800 2 copy
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ASBO Land's End run
ASBO Land's End run
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Land's End. Poor buggers so cold...
Land's End. Poor buggers so cold...
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Terry Bike Penzance 1 copy
Terry Bike Penzance 1 copy
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Official picket 1 copy
Official picket 1 copy
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Triumph nose Penzance copy
Triumph nose Penzance copy
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By the bus 1 copy
By the bus 1 copy
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sara and snowie in Wales
sara and snowie in Wales
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University of the Year 1 copy
University of the Year 1 copy
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Dolly dog eared small
Dolly dog eared small
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Students and cakes 2
Students and cakes 2
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Cake 2 cinematic 2
Cake 2 cinematic 2
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Lenny leading Dolly high ISO
Lenny leading Dolly high ISO
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Racism iceberg blog
Racism iceberg blog
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Dolly 1 copy
Dolly 1 copy
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Industrial farming, Texas 2015
Industrial farming, Texas 2015
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Introspection
Introspection
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TRIBUTES

NORMAN ROSE

Squadron Leader Norman Rose was the Boss of my local Air Experience Flight at RAF Woodvale in the mid-to-late 1970's. He led a a crew of World War Two RAF pilots, some of whom had flown Spitfires, Hurricanes and Typhoons, others  Mosquitos, Lancasters and Stirlings, all of whom we revered as living Gods.

In my world of domestic child violence, there was no place safer than a vintage airplane over a freezing sea with a geriatric RAF pilot. Those pilots volunteered their time to fly air cadets in Chipmunks at weekends, and this needed Staff Cadets (me and a dozen or so others trained to rotate kids through aircraft flights at lovely RAF Woodvale). It was the only place my stepfather couldn't reach me and I revelled in every second of it. I still have my logbook, almost half a century on.

Noman took me under his wing, knew about my criminal record, got me on special flights, paid me to take care of his garden when I was unemployed and did pretty much everything a real father would do. He also gave me the reference that got me into University and which changed my life after years of stagnation and drinking. I rewarded his faith in me by getting a PhD 8 years later

STEPHEN RILEY

Stephen Riley was the second father figure provided by the universe. Norman got me to Stephen, as if they'd somehow known how I could best be helped and developed.

Stephen became my tutor of choice as an undergraduate. He was much loved by all of us, with wonderful idiosyncrasies I treasure today. He fuelled my focus on structural injustice -injustice caused by rules we unthinkingly follow - and then agreed to supervise a PhD. I was his greatest challenge - still a late blossomer.

Had he not died in 1998, I think he would have been rightly pleased with what I have become intellectually. He laid all the groundwork by asking all the right questions and being such a well-travelled scholar. I am forever indebted to his wisdom and patience. His legacy echoes loudly in my teaching and research.

RITA ROBERTS

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Mum was killed age 41 by cervical cancer. I barely knew her.  She loved me without showing it. She never told me who my real father was. She protected the man who abused me in the house. She knew no better or, if she did, she could be no better. There was no love in the house I was razed in. I understand why she was the way she was. There's nothing to forgive.  I hope she's at peace.