Saturday, December 06, 2008
Look what on found on the beach along the Mooragh, Ramsey.... Radioactive pebbles. Scary huh!
Ok you got me. I think we can all safely assume I manipulated the image somewhat, well a quite lot. To me this is what digital software is for. Not to tidy up an image, but to add a novel element
like say a Martian landscape with orange an lilac luminescent pebbles. As you can see my photos are still be held hostage by my laptop and I can't upload new ones until next week. So in the meantime an old stock image that I have had some fun with. I like it I will have to do more over the top stuff like this, just for fun. Amazing the images you forget about. Amazing too to think someone has this image on a mug. Going off at a tangent below.
As you know Gary was relinquished from his Political Cartoonist Job at the BBC this week. Well it seems a lot of people were quite upset about this and contacted the BBC.
We knew Gary had a following but the feedback he has had has been incredible. The upshot of all this is the BBC has confirmed with Gary that they don't want to lose him altogether, but due to the credit crunch cuts had to be made. What to do. The Barker Gallery for now has finished, the last cartoon went on yesterday. The old Galleries will stay on the website, that's 4 of them, for anyone to see at anytime. From time to time Gary will be called upon to do the odd piece of artwork ad hoc and one day hopefully when the recession has passed... well that's the future. The website he built for his illustrations will now be the first point of hire.
One request if I may? The BBC, well Gavin Allen, Editor - The Politics Show have actually written a lovely piece about the Barker Gallery and with a feedback form for comment. If you click HERE you can have a read for yourselves. Gary can't read it. Too modest about his talent. Well I'm not, about his. I'm an excellent photographer, but the best Political Cartoonist, and I know from your emails how many of you agree. Thank you.