Welcome, reader. I shall call you reader as it’s gender neutral and I feel like it’s a nice way to refer to my arriving
money making traffic audience. Writing about yourself is not an easy thing to do and believe me when I say that this has been subject to more re-editing than your average Star Wars movie; I’ll spare you the jarring CGI, those ‘love’ scenes, and additional arbitrary frills. Probably.
My partner (Tina) and I have been together for the best part of two years now [checks…] yep, almost two years and she has been awarded two children from her previous relationship. This polarises many people’s opinions, I know, but for me it’s wonderful. I love the Boy (10) and the Girl (4) dearly. The best bit? I met them post-baby (9 and 2 years respectively) so no poopy nappies for me!
Most people come to call me a geek or any number of other socially acceptable slurs for my interests and tech toys, sometimes to my face and sometimes to others. Honestly, it’s never really bothered me at all, I’m a proud nerd, computer ‘power user’ (PC only – I’m no Mac poser) and all round tech user/early adopter.
College educated as a mechanical engineer, but I only draw on this education for making CAD models for my two 3D printers. My day time alter-ego is a corrosion engineer in the oil and gas industry which is a fancy way of saying that I watch paint dry and then provide a warranty for how dry it is. I enjoy my job; not for the work, but for the people that I work with and it’s a job I’ve enjoyed for the past 8 years.
I’m a habitual hobbyist and my interests move wildly around. It all started for me I’d say in 2002 when I purchased my first ever DSLR; a Canon EOS 400D in silver which upon reflection was a large mistake. It was an awful lot of money to me at the time and it stuck out like a sore thumb whenever I left the house with it. Sad I know. I shouldn’t have cared what people thought about the camera when I was out with it… but… well, look at it!
Look at it’s silliness!
The camera spent too much of its life stuck in its Lowepro bag and not being used, but it did serve its purpose. Became comfortable shooting in full manual, learned how to spell apeture and what it meant for all two of my batteries to die during my friend’s wedding.
Sadly me and the Silver Shutter there parted ways late in 2003 when I had rent to pay but no job to pay it. C’est la vie.
Why you’re here
This blog is my outlet for my digital life. I take photos, record video, produce and edit and make from scratch loads of corporate artwork and infographics; honestly, huge piles of it just sit on my NAS under my telly being all expensive and stuff.