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Photographs of Me

Dates: started Friday, 4th October 1996, latest additions Friday, 27th April 2007
Gah, I really hate having my photograph taken, which is just one of the reasons I prefer to be behind the lens. But sometimes I just can't avoid it, and I've put some of the results up here to warn others against such foolishness.

Despite this long-standing disclaimer, someone's girlf[r]iend said that having a bunch of pictures of myself as the first link on the photographs page is vain. To which I reply, um, it's a personal website: self promotion is kind of the point. If I didn't put anything about me on the site, there's going to be even less content than there is now!
P4280011
8:49am, 28th April 2007
Camera: Olympus FE170
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Pictures of me rescuing a fox cub from a neighbour's garden, because underneath the gruff exterior I'm a tree-hugging townie who thinks they're cute.
P4280012
8:50am, 28th April 2007
Camera: Olympus FE170
P4280012
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If I look like I'd just been dragged through a hedge backwards, it's because I had: after running around the garden for a while the little bugger was trying to climb the ivy to get out, but got it wrapped around its throat.
CD Destroyer
12:29pm, 10th September 2004
Camera: Olympus C350Z
CD Destroyer
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Making sure that the world is safe from dodgy backup CDs: these babies were microwaved and then chopped into little bits. With my hand. I worked my way up to five CDs at a time until I ran out of CDs. But fear not, I've got some more blank CDs on order, if there's any coastering issues on the new batch I'll keep you informed ;)

P3312500
11:00am, 31st March 2004
Camera: Olympus C750UZ
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P3312501
11:01am, 31st March 2004
Camera: Olympus C750UZ
P3312501
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P3312502
11:01am, 31st March 2004
Camera: Olympus C750UZ
P3312502
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P3312503
11:01am, 31st March 2004
Camera: Olympus C750UZ
P3312503
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From my holiday in Italy.
 
DSCN2829
3:33pm, 1st January 2004
Camera: NIKON E2000
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Picture16
22nd January 2004
Camera: Sony Ericsson T610
Picture16
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Two completely different party type pics.
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0:14am 2nd February 2003
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P2020002
0:14am 2nd February 2003
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P2020008
0:18am 2nd February 2003
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P2020016
0:29am 2nd February 2003
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P2020024
0:37am 2nd February 2003
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P2020028
0:38am 2nd February 2003
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P2020033
0:40am 2nd February 2003
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P2020034
0:40am 2nd February 2003
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More mirror tricks (see below). Instead of taking a picture of me in the mirror, I put the camera on the top of my computer monitor for stability and used the mirror to see the LCD viewfinder at the back. This meant that compared with pointing the camera at the mirror and shooting from the hip so I don't obscure my own face, I got a much better view of what was going on and could take closer shots. More fool you for looking! :)
 
The last four were just regular remote control shots. If I'd have used the mirror trick I would have noticed all the "dagger through the head" shots I had to get rid of.
PA200002
8:21pm 20th October 2002
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PA200003
8:22pm 20th October 2002
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PA200004
8:25pm 20th October 2002
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Ooh, very arty and pretentious... well, not really, at least that wasn't the intention. I hate flash photography as the flash seems so harsh, but sometimes it's the only way of getting the shot. So I decided to mess around trying out ways of difusing and deflecting the flash to soften it. The plan here was to bounce the light off the ceiling, which worked fine on shots of the furniture, but taking pics of myself in the mirror I realised that most of the light splashes back and gives this Hallowe'en look.

Drinkies!
June 2002
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England beat Argentina in the World Cup qualifiers, and I celebrate. As I'm in the office I promise to drink only one beer - mmm, 1.5 litre oversized Grolsch...
 
Okay, so I look a little wasted, but it might suprise you to know that I set up the camera and took the picture myself using the remote. So there! :)
019
October 2001
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Renegotiating my salary with the boss in Edinburgh?

Roger and Eva's Wedding : Edinburgh : Edinburgh Castle
In the office
June 2001
MeWithPhone
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Hello? I'm in the office. It's crap.

Note: this is a joke from a TV show. Don't worry if you don't get it, it's not that funny.
Let out of the Office
June 2001
Let out of the Office
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This pic was ripped from a photo from the Blues on the Farm 2001, which is a local festival that plays lots of live music and serves lots of beer. I think my right arm is snaking out to hold Foggy up. /me was only drinking coffee - Foggy wasn't.

Original picture
Sword-Me
September 2001
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New action figure Rich! With amazing extendible stomach!
Sword Me #2
November 2001
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Action figure Rich #2: now with 50% more leather! (and 50% less beard)
Sword movie
November 2001
Short movie of me messing around with the sword
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A short movie of me messing around with my sword.

Note: I'm a bit better than this now, and can do more than just twirl it. Sword form Tai Chi is tough with such a heavy sword though, so I might need to go shopping again...

passport
February 2001
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They let me out of the country with this in my passport - and even more shocking they let me back in again!
MeInPithHelmet
February 2001
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To show Mum what my new acquisition looked like - she said she'd disown me if I wore it in Egypt, which of course meant that I never took it off the whole time we were there ;)

Dopey look courtesy of the self timer taking slightly longer to go off than expected.
Kitchener's Island
May 2001
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Kitchener's Island in Egypt, a botanical garden in the middle of the Nile. It has an example of every type of palm tree in the world apparently. Note wearing of pith helmet.
Valley of the Kings
May 2001
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Outside some obscure tomb in the Valley of the Kings (Luxor, Egypt). Note wearing of pith helmet.

Sitting
January 2001
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Note IR remote control in hand. Using the TV as a BIG viewfinder :)
Standing
January 2001
Standing
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Harder to hide the remote control in this pic. I think I ended up bouncing it off the back wall, hence the hand bent behind my back. This was before I realised there's a short delay during which you can fling the remote away.
Self Portrait In Rushes
January 2001
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Ooh, very arty I don't think.
DirtyFoot
January 2001
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This is what happens when you go wandering around muddy fields taking photographs in January after some of the worst flooding in years...

Team Argo
February 1999
Team Argo
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That's Jason Tribbeck, me, Dr. Roger Spooner, Richard Jelbert, and Jasper Wallace, who were the team responsible for a super-secret online project that had absolutely nothing to do with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, black Playstations (AKA Net Yaroze), or getting black Sony Playstations online. *cough*.
Me Grinning
May 1999?
MeGrin
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Testing a digital camera, if I remember correctly.
Me, tongue sticking out
May 1999?
MeTongue
Small 360x254, 17KB
Ditto.
Hall
May 2000
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RISC OS Developer's conference. Warning, may contain beard experimentation.

Drink
Autumn 1997?
drink
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Chinatown, London; after one of the Acorn shows. On the other side of the table was the gang from Acorn User, and the final bill came to about £450...
MeInAU
Winter 1997
MeInAU
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From the Christmas 1997 edition of Acorn User magazine
me2
February 1998 (?)
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At the beginning of my experimental "long haired hippy" phase. Didn't last long.
RichG
September 1998
RichG
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This pic was presumed lost due to a hard drive failure, but turned up on one of my many backup discs (an ancient Zip disc). I commonly referred to this pic as my "work you bastard or I'm taking a hammer to you" shot as this was the first digital camera I'd played with, but as I looked so much younger then this title now seems a little absurd. Aw, doesn't he look cute in his leather jacket and his short hair? Bless.

Paris
Autumn 1996?
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The "Look Mum, I'm in Paris!" shot just to prove I've been. Of course the next time I left the country was to go to Egypt in 2001, when I had to get a new 10 year passport I originally got for going to see relatives in Germany, so I only average an oversees trip about once every five years.

Note: went to Majorca in 2002. There goes that theory.
Paris Dogs
Autumn 1996?
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This shot always reminds me of the opening of Reservoir Dogs, only geekier.

I don't think Liz (in the background) was speaking to us after we'd made her travel in the boot of the car in a drunken early-morning return from viewing the Eiffel Tower. Look, there wasn't enough seats and she was the smallest, okay?
New Flat
June 1997
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Just moved into my own flat, and ready to stretch my legs out.
New Flat 2
June 1997
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Seeing as I'd been living out of a suitcase in someone's tiny back bedroom for the past year, something roomy was a definite step up, even if these pictures show pretty much every stick of furniture I owned.

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