Artworks, Published Work,
1. September - Major paper and
photos (18 pages) on the excavation, restoration and further exploration of Longcliffe Mine,
Castleton, in the biannual PDMHS bulletin
Mining History, Vol. 20, No.5.
2. August - Release of
Lure of the Hole, a collaborative soundwork
between myself and
Dominika Wróblewska available to stream and buy on
essay released on sound underground.
3. August - Release of two new Cabaret Voltaire albums,
Chance Versus Causality with layout, new artwork and image-processing by
4. August - Photo of
Dominika Wróblewska recording drips in Peak Cavern and a short
article on a collaborative soundwork project in
Descent magazine, Issue 269.
5. April - Photo of
Peakshole Sough mine published in
Descent magazine, Issue 268.
6. April - First edition of
The Derbyshire Caver magazine as its editor, and an article published on
the Longcliffe Mine grille lift, with artwork by
7. January - Article on
an unnamed pipe-working on Pindale Side published in edition 168 of the
1. April - Update article
on the explorations made during Longcliffe Mine excavation and restoration
The Derbyshire Caver, No. 148, including several of my photos.
2. April - Article on
the explorations made during Longcliffe Mine excavation and restoration
Descent magazine, issue 261, including eight of my photos.
3. March - Article on mining artefacts raised during the Longcliffe Mine
excavation and restoration project in edition 166 of the
October - Editing, design, layout and primary contributor to
TSG 19, the Journal of
the Technical Speleological Group. 206 pages in full colour, with several
articles and a huge amount of my underground photographs included. Superb
review by Chris Howes in
Descent magazine, Issue 259 (Dec-Jan).
2. June - Layout and design of Richard H Kirk solo album 'Dasein',
on gatefold vinyl and CD.
3. January - 2 photos of Cavedale Cave #1 featured in
Descent magazine, issue 254.
4. January - Photos of Stoke Sough lead mine featured in the 2017
1. December - Image-processing, design and layout work on two major CD
Richard H Kirk and
Sandoz CD re-releases on
2. August - Article on the Krypton Series resurvey in Peak Cavern with
several photos (including one full-page) in
Descent magazine, issue 251.
3. June - Article on Longcliffe Mine project published in
Descent magazine, issue 250. Also an excellent review of the new book in
the same issue by Chris Howes.
4. April - New book with Dr. Jim Rieuwerts,
The Castleton Mines released by Hucklow Publishing, featuring a huge
amount of my underground photography and also written exploration
5. April - Photos of Speedwell Mine published in
The Derbyshire Caver, No. 140.
6. March - Photos used to illustrate an article on Lathkill Head Cave, in
issue 248 of
7. January - Photos of the Miner's Chamber, Speedwell Mine featured in the
January - set of photographs of graffiti in Cumberland Cavern
published in a paper by John Barnatt in
Cave and Karst Science, Volume 42 Issue 3.
9. January -
Article on the Miner's Chamber, Speedwell Mine published in edition
157 of the
1. December - Article and photographs of Longcliffe Mine
The Derbyshire Caver, No. 139.
2. October - Article and photographs published on discoveries in
the Lower Bung Stopes, Speedwell Cavern, Castleton in
Descent magazine, issue 246.
3. October - Article and photograph published on Slate Scrin Mine,
Castleton in edition 156 of the
4. July -
Article published on further discoveries in the Pit Props Series and the
Lower Bung Stopes, Speedwell Cavern, Castleton in
edition 155 of the
5. July - Photographs of Yatestoop Sough featured in
Millclose Mine, by Dr. Jim Rieuwerts, published
by Hucklow Publishing. Also photographed and digitally enhanced many old
mine maps for the book production.
6. April - Condensed article and many photographs of explorations
in the Pit
Props Passage system, Speedwell Cavern, Castleton published in
Cave and Karst Science, Volume 42 Issue 1, along with a new survey by
Wayne Sheldon and additional contributions by geologists
Trevor Ford OBE,
Richard Shaw and Noel Worley.
7. April - Article published on a hitherto-unknown
Castleton mine on Michill Bank in edition 153 of the
1. Photo of Moss Rake
underground vein structure published in
Mining History, Volume 18, No. 6.
2. Article and
photographs on explorations in James Hall's Over Engine Mine published in
Descent magazine, issue 241.
3. Article published
discoveries in Speedwell mine,
Castleton, in edition 151 of the
PDMHS newsletter. Brass waistcoat buttons and a miner's pick recorded.
panoramic photograph created for
Museums Sheffield and
Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust and used at Weston Park
Museum for a permanent installation Natural
5. Article published
on Black Rock mine,
Bradwell in edition 150 of the
Adventurers in the
Lead Trade, by Dr. Jim Rieuwerts published July 2013 by Hucklow
Publishing. Features extensive underground photography of lead mines
discussed in the text, and I also designed the dust-jacket image.
My image from Rhosydd Slate Mine featured in
Descent magazine, issue 229.
2. Article and two photographs of explorations of Middle Engine Mine on
Hassop Common published in edition 143 of the
PDMHS newsletter. Also includes my photo of a recent visit by the
Duchess of Devonshire to Rookery Black Marble Mine,
3. Won first prize in the
AditNow annual mine exploration photographic competition with my
The Twll in Rhosydd Slate Mine.
1. Photo of
Spheron panoramic camera tests in
Temple Mine, Matlock Bath published in
Descent magazine, issue 223.
2. Two lead mine
photographs on the back cover of
Descent magazine, Issue 222.
3. Three framed
photographs on display and available to buy at
The Old Sweet Shop Gallery, Sheffield.
Lost to Light, the
annual exhibition by
ISSA (The International Society for Spelaeological Art) on Saturday
20th August 2011 at
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.
Wide Area Network canvases
exhibited for a month from 12th January 2010 in one of the vacant shop units
in Sheffield's proposed Sevenstone retail quarter, as part of the
Sheffield Showcase program.
The project aimed to display arts, crafts and fashion by Sheffield creative
businesses, in themed window-displays created by retail students.
1. Fine Art Photography book
Networks released November
9th 2009. Published by Heavy Everywhereï¿½, the book features 92 color plates of
recent work, and a lengthy introduction on digital exposure and manipulation
techniques, including HDR and image-fusion.
2. Presented a workshop on
digital spherical photography in conjunction with
Spheron VR, at The
Workstation, Sheffield, as part of
Digital Week, November 2009. The workshop
included full demos, explanations and hands-on experience with the
SpheroCam HDR panoramic
3. Major exhibition of old and
Blank Screen Syndrome at The Workstation, Sheffield, July 23rd -
August 28th, 2009. Features album-cover CGI work,
Area Network panoramic photos, and selections from the
Heavy Everywhereï¿½ fractal art
and design range. Also gave a lecture on career to date, and techniques used
to create the artwork.
4. Retrospective exhibition of
album cover work and other CG images:
Blue Sky Thinking, at The
Forum, Sheffield, April 19th - May 10th 2009. The exhibition is also
included in the programme for
Sensoria Festival, which runs
from April 24th-29th 2009.
Art print image created for Eve Wood's film on Sheffield music
The Beat Is The Law.
The image features a fictitious cutting lathe for inscribing musical data
'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Raconteur'
Frog and Snail image shown at
The Forum, Sheffield as part of the Christmas
Imagine at The
Chartreuse de Valbonne, Provence, France, with Fred de Fred of
The Lovers. Featuring
large-scale fractal fabric pieces, 3D computer-generated images on glass,
and video/animation with environmental musical installations. My CG image
on glass, 'Oui et Non'
was also selected for the
Brazil render gallery.
2. Phil Wolstenholme's Warp artwork featured
in a whole chapter of Rob
Major feature on Warp
Records design style and album covers in the Japanese design bible,
Idea Magazine. Features
superb reproductions of all Phil Wolstenholme's Warp artwork.
1996: 3 large-format computer prints shown at LoveBytes Digital Media
1995: Commissioned to construct 40-min. video, utilising
CG modelling, stills and animation
for British composer Gavin Bryars, used in orchestral concert performances of Sinking of
the Titanic, one of Bryars most well-known compositions.
The video was projected as part of a large themed presentation of the piece in
Belgium and Japan during 1995.
1. Produced and Co-directed
(Motion), a 40-min. computer
animation/music video for Warp Records. First full-length completely 3D computer-generated
music video released by an independent record label.
View the video on YouTube.
2. Received Silver Disc for contributions to cover artwork for The Orb album,
1992: Album cover design for Warp Records'
Pioneers of the Hypnotic
Groove published in Roger Deans Album Cover
1987: Solo Photographic exhibition,
Network, at the Crucible Theatre,
Sheffield, which expanded on themes developed during my degree course.
1984-1986: Member of
Fabricata Illuminata, a multimedia group, producing video, sound,
film and photography as components for live performance works.
As Fabricata Illuminata,
The Bell Monitor at the Leadmill, Sheffield, March 1985.
FI then produced a 40-min piece about the Inner-city riots of the 80s,
Heat, which was performed live at the Zap Club, Brighton, and the Midland Group,
Nottingham, as part of the 8 Days of Live Art Review Oct. 1985.
Potlatch, our final piece, detailing the incongruities of live
art when viewed through a Situationist perspective at the ICA,
London, May 1986.
Fabricata Illuminata also developed a low-cost binaural (3D) recording system for soundworks,
and utilised these techniques in live and recorded pieces.
I subsequently produced solo sound-pieces using similar techniques for assessment in final-year degree show.
Business and Employment:
Qualified as an IRATA Level Two Rope Access Technician.
Qualified as an IRATA Level One Rope Access Technician and regularly work on
abseiling-related projects including new city constructions, a scheduled
monument, a vertical garden, river retaining walls and caves.
Everywhere Ltd. to handle my business, publish my artwork,
photography and fractal fabric designs for fashion and
Lightwork Design Ltd., and
then offshoot company
Kazoo 3D PLC, (which later merged with ZOO Digital Group PLC)
in Sheffield, Great Britain, in a variety of roles in the 3D content sector. I worked on the Kazoo software team for three years as 3D Content Supervisor, producing and commissioning a vast library of thousands of 3D models and characters.
I defined standards for modellers, both freelance and in-house, supervised
overall model production, and I also built a large proportion of the 3D model library
myself. Additionally, I designed and presented demonstrations of ï¿½Kazooï¿½ software at
New Orleans in 2000 as part of the International sales team.
I subsequently managed a development team at
ZOO Digital Group, producing its successor,
Home Creative Studio, a consumer-level software package for image-creation, using 3D models and photographs. This significantly increased the product's capabilities, and in addition to
writing the product documentation and localisation, I also designed and produced all the
website content, visualisations and tutorials.
1996-99: Worked for
Second Nature Industries as part of the
3-man development team of
HyperMatter. This was a soft-object dynamics plug-in for the popular 3D
animation package 3D Studio MAXï¿½, which won three awards in its first year of
sale, including Computer Graphics Worlds Product of the Year.
Responsibilities included alpha and beta-testing of HyperMatter code, production of
software demos and tutorials, and company website design and maintenance. Additionally, I provided technical support for
users, authorising users and maintaining user databases, and production of promotional
material, both image-based and textual.
I also designed and presented demonstrations of HyperMatter on the Kinetix booth at
SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles, and Digital Media
World, London in 1997,
and then again at SIGGRAPH in Orlando, Florida, in 1998.
You can see the archived HyperMatter website and demos here:
1992-1994: Part-time lecturer in Computer Graphics, HND Design Diploma, Norton
College, Sheffield. Taught basic image creation using Amiga Paint packages, and rudimentary use of 3D
1988-Present: Freelance computer artist
and photographer. Self-taught.
Produce computer-generated art and video for commercial and
Produced stills and animated work
for many commercial projects, mainly album cover work, poster designs and
video. Also produce panoramic landscapes and other photography
projects. Proficient on all formats of camera from 35mm to large-format,
360ï¿½ panoramic camera.
Currently specialising in underground photographic projects in caves and
Album cover clients include:
Richard H Kirk,
1986-1987: Part-time lecturer in Darkroom Practice, HND Design Diploma, Castle
1981-1982: Assistant Art Technician, Rotherham Art College. Main responsibility was
maintaining the Photography Studio and darkroom.
BA (Hons.) Degree in Fine Art (Communications). Sheffield Hallam
A Levels in Photography and Art. Rotherham College of Arts and
Excellent written and communication skills,
3D modelling/lighting/rendering, website design, image manipulation and
experience of different visual media, including Photography (film incl.
and digital up to 360ï¿½ panoramic), Video, Sound Recording
(studio and remote, inc. Binaural), and Non-linear digital editing.
Exhibition standard printer,
darkroom and digital.
Experience of live performance,
software demonstrations and public speaking. Capable
(non-qualified) teaching skills in known subjects.