|'What I wanted to be when I grew up' 2010|
Above is a kind of humorous, kind of sad image. The boy in the portrait is Edward VII or the then Prince Albert, that I took from a magazine about Royals. (The actual image is currently in the Royal Collection at St. James Palace.) Anyway, I was playing on the notion of careers and aspirations you have when your younger; dreaming of being an astronaut or a pilot, yet here is a painting of a young boy dressed in a naval outfit already showing that his life will be one of servitude to the country. Not surprisingly being dressed like this for portraits he grew up wanting to join the military, but ironically wasn't allowed as heir to the throne. So the one real career that he could realistically have as a monarch to be was denied to him. Ouch. Although I can't say being King could've all been that bad.
|'Baritone Songs' 2010|
|'The Space Race' 2010|
Although these are 3D creations, I find that they are more successful as photographs than as pieces in themselves. Also it means I can play around with the images and don't have to settle on one idea.