Finally...my first blog. It's taken a while.
I thought it was about time I put a picture of me on my website. After all, people love to see pictures of people. Put a name to a face. After all, who doesn't do a bit of cyber snooping on Facebook?
So, how to present myself? Posed studio style shot, black and white or colour, background? In the end, my image of the deckchair with Eastbourne Pier in the background was the inspiration. I also decided to add my family including our dog Reggie as they are a part of me. We waited (very patiently) for a sunny day in Eastbourne, went down to the seafront in between the Pier and the Bandstand, hired a deckchair, acquired some balloons, did some posing and snapped away. Then back to the Mac, with some photoshop work, retouching, creation of a graphic background, tweaks here and there and the end result is a kind of collage. I love graphic art (who knew?), especially old railway posters so it was a mini project in a style I aspire to emulate.
I do like to design beside the seaside in Eastbourne, beautiful Sussex by the Sea.