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This year I've been awarded a grant from the University of Sheffield (UK), to develop and build a telescope using 3D printing and a Raspberry Pi camera. You can follow the progress of the project on my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PiKonic?fref=…

and a dedicated Wordpress blog: pikonic.com

The project is part of the "Festival of the Mind" and there will be two lectures given in Sheffield in September.

I've decided to call the project PiKon, a mix of Raspberry Pi and Icon. I'm hoping to show some images here on DA, but for now I'm going through a steep learning curve of 3D printing, CAD and Raspberry Pi programming!

Watch this space, or at least the Facebook page!
  • Listening to: The clock ticking
  • Reading: Python Manuals
  • Watching: The Grand Hotel Budapest
  • Drinking: Coke Zero

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I printed my first black and white photograph when I was ten. In my father’s darkroom with an negative from a plastic Diana camera (very trendy now). As the image appeared in the developer, under the red safe light, I was hooked! Photo-graphy: drawing with light. Exactly what is says on the tin!

This was addictive. My enthusiasm for photography grew. I was the kid at school with a single lens reflex camera in the maths class. I copied course notes by photographing them and figured out how to record t.v. on high speed black and white film long before domestic video recorders were around. I filmed Neil Armstrong walking on the Moon and Concord’s first flight, and used photography to follow my other great passion in life; physics. Years later, after a career in science and technology I decided to go back to my roots, take a formal collage qualification in photography and build a darkroom.

There is something special about photography. It bridges the gap between art and science. You need both esthetics and technology. Your skills develop as you master the technology. It allows you to convert the vision you are chasing into an image on paper. It’s just the same way that a painter does the same by understands his pigments and media, but with a lot more physics.

Throughout the progression of digital photography, I’ve continued to use both and darkroom techniques as well as mastering high quality inkjet images through software like LightRoom and Photoshop. Now, with the explosion of photography on mobile devices, I want to promote the democratisation of photography through new technologies, low cost photo applications and disruptive technologies.

What the critics say:

“Talented but lazy” – Miss Chandler, 3th Year Art Teacher, Ecclesfield Grammar School (1967).

That’s why I call my company Lazy-Photon!
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:icondreamerforever2004:
Dreamerforever2004 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017
Happy Birthday! :D
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:iconlazy-photon:
Lazy-Photon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the birthday wish. I love your site.
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:icondreamerforever2004:
Dreamerforever2004 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017
Thanks to You! 😃
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:iconfiorinosulaco:
fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016
Happy Birthday!birthday cake 
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:icondreamerforever2004:
Dreamerforever2004 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016
Happy Birthday,  Mark! 😁
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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:iconlazy-photon:
Lazy-Photon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you. It was a great day with loads of geeks at the UK National Space Centre.
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:iconfiorinosulaco:
fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Happy Birthday! Cake 
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:iconlazy-photon:
Lazy-Photon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:icondreamerforever2004:
Dreamerforever2004 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
Happy Early Birthday Mark! :)
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