Author: DDS

Me, me, me

Me, me, me

A Redditor recently put out an offer to create images of other people for free so he could expand his portfolio. I said ‘yes please’ and you can see the result below or on my main Twitter account. And, my brother recently took this video of me standing at the bottom of Brisbane’s Jacobs Ladder […]

Panoramas

Panoramas

I probably love and appreciate the panorama function on the iPhone more than most people. Back in the early noughties I used to painstakingly stitch individual photos together using an early version of Photoshop. The results are far from perfect, but I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. Yes, Trevis is indeed wearing a Vanuatu island […]

798 art district, Beijing

798 art district, Beijing

I didn’t visit 798 on my first trip to Beijing. In fact, I didn’t even know it existed at that stage. That was was 2003. I was poking around the internet a couple of years later and came across two interesting things in Beijing. The first was a vast system of tunnels that had been […]

Dylan’s quest to illustrate everyone from The Wire

Dylan’s quest to illustrate everyone from The Wire

Dylan and first I crossed paths in Tokyo in 2004 or thereabouts. We worked together teaching conversational English and he quickly made a name for himself with the illustrations he used to complement his teaching. I loved looking through his sketch books that were filled with quirky pictures inspired by his travels in Japan. He […]

My video from Minami Sanriku

My video from Minami Sanriku

Earlier this year I wrote a story to accompany the above video about my quest to reconnect with some tsunami survivors and it gives all the background I wanted to share about this episode. However, in the article I did not go into much detail about the difficulty of doing such a video. Carrying all […]

About a bridge

I’ve never been strong with dates. But, I think it was fifteen years ago that I received an old drawing of a bridge. The lady who gave it to me made me promise that I would take good care of it. So despite my numerous moves and stays overseas, I’ve always made sure that the […]

Malaria – a retrospective

Only fourteen more sleeps until World Malaria Day! How are you going to celebrate this special day? Me? I’m probably going to cast my mind back to late 2001 when I was living in Vanuatu and malaria decided to take me for a spin. What a ride that was. According to the World Health Organisation’s […]