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“Hideaway” (the Drielandenpunt forest – where the Dutch, Belgian and German borders meet – at Vaals (Netherlands) in the winter) and “Scratch” (a very well used antique leather desktop in a stately home in Norfolk) were awarded Special Merit and Special Recognition respectively in the Light Space & Time international juried photo competition “555” (Open Theme) June 2019

Available as prints direct from me, and also in my Redbubble print-on-demand shop where they can be applied to the various products on offer including prints, posters, T-shirts, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

Spring Photo of the Month

“Dandelion Life” won the Bob Books April 2019 “Spring” Photo of the Month competition \o/

One of the most common plants to appear in spring yet as a “weed” rarely photographed, other than the “puff ball” view of the seed heads. It struck me how very different they look when they get wet; rain showers being another feature of spring…

dandelion rain

https://www.bobbooks.co.uk/blog-post/photo-of-the-month-apr-19

Available to order direct from me on Prints and also in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic, Redbubble and Society6 where it can be applied to the various print-on-demand products on offer including prints, posters, T-shirts, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

Lizard

Lizard design based on my photo of a gecko on the outside of one of our windows, filled with various patterns from my other designs (rainbow mosaic, deep blue mosaic, red white blue mosaic and phantasma)

Available in my soitwouldseem shops on Teepublic and Redbubble where it can be applied to the various print-on-demand products on offer including prints, posters, T-shirts, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

Deep Blue Ocean mosaic

My latest mosaic is based on my photo of a roll of bubble wrap (end on) for the base texture and shade, colourised blue and run through the Gimp Mosaic filter.

Available in my soitwouldseem shops on Redbubble Society6 and Teepublic where it can be applied to the various print-on-demand products on offer including prints, posters, T-shirts, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

First sale on Teepublic, an iPhone X case one week after it went live 🙂

Abstracts Feb 2019

“Door” (a backlit door in our house, producing many pleasing shades and angles and made more striking by inverting (turning negative) the image) and “Flight” (shadow of an aircraft wing on an airport taxiway) were awarded Special Recognition and Special Merit respectively in the Light Space & Time international juried photo competition “Abstracts” February 2019

Available as prints here, and also in my Redbubble and Society6 shops, where they can be applied to the various print-on-demand products on offer including prints, posters, T-shirts, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc

Mosaics

Some bright and colourful mosaic images derived from my abstract photos, which lend themselves well to this type of transformation. Available now on various products at my soitwouldseem Print On Demand shops at Society6 and Redbubble

Sold!

First sale on my new Teepublic Print-On-Demand shop: a hoodie with my “Veni Vidi Villon” design, featuring a photo I took of the tree opposite our house.

“Veni Vidi Villon” is a play on words based on the poem “Ballade des dames du temps jadis” (“Ballad of the Ladies of Times Past”) by François Villon, and its interrogative refrain “Mais où sont les neiges d’antan?” (“But where are the snows of yesteryear?”) – an observation on the ephemeral nature of fame.

This and many of my other designs also available at my Redbubble and Society6 stores.

Happy New Year

A busy few weeks over the Christmas/New Year period, with not much time for creativity…

I did manage to revamp my Etsy and EBay shops, where open edition prints of my images are for sale, so they’re up-to-date and consistent with each other.

My Redbubble and Society6 print-on-demand stores – featuring designs based on my images, which can be printed on a multitude of products – have both seen sales, which is encouraging. Various images of my dartboard are my most popular designs on both sites! No idea why.

I have added another print-on-demand site at Teepublic, very similar to the others but hopefully accessing a different market.

I’m focussing on my shops for the time being and spending less time on competition entries; not stopping entirely, just being more selective.  Last year I entered 86 competitions, was a winner (including honourable mentions) in 12 and shortlisted in another 19.  As a result my images featured in online galleries and magazines, as framed prints in physical exhibitions, and in various publications.  Pretty happy with that.

2019 promises to be another interesting year – watch this space!

Phantasma

“Phantasma” – close up of an old, rusty metal doorframe on a derelict factory (since demolished), inverted (negative image) to bring out the ghostly electric blue effect but otherwise unedited – has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the Chromatic Awards 2018 Abstract (Amateur) category.

Available as prints here on my website, and also in my Redbubble and Society6 shops on various print-on-demand products including prints, posters, T-shirts, clocks, mugs, phone cases etc.