Well, what can I tell you about myself... For a start I'm an IT engineer by trade, dealing mostly with the retail sector, but if it's a PC, printer or till, I can probably fix it. I've always had an interest in digital photography ever since I borrowed a friend's Sony Mavica camera (which saved photos to a floppy disk!), and I gradually worked my way up through a series of 'point n click' cameras until I finally bought my first DSLR camera. It took a little while to adapt to a camera that was capable of being controlled manually, rather than letting a CPU make all the decisions for me, but I think my skills with a lens are gradually improving.
Now, I'll admit it, I'm a Star Wars nerd, and being the big kid that I am I started collecting Star Wars Lego toys, began to use them in my photography, and uploaded the results here on DeviantART. They turned out to be rather popular so the collection of models steadily increased (just for the minifigures, honest
) as did the style of photos I was using them for. Who knows, maybe one day I'll get some in a gallery, but I have to admit I'm not too sure about the legality of that option, so I'll hold off for now
My other hobbies... Well, I do have an interest in firearms, which is a bit of a double-edged sword as I live in the United Kingdom, a country with some of the strictest (read: restrictive) gun laws in the world. However, I still get out most weekends for a session of clay pigeon shooting, and in the past I used to be a keen airgunner and then an airsoft skirmisher. But once you've shouldered a shotgun, and heard the noise and felt the recoil, airsoft guns start looking very much like the toys they are. I actually got the nickname "SWAT" from fellow members of a rifle club I used to attend, mostly because I always wore black when shooting. It eventually stuck, and I like it
Last few things: I have an interest in anything sci-fi or gadget related, I love anime series and movies, I build PCs like they're going out of fashion, I love playing Battlefield 3 (same name on there as on here), and I love driving anywhere for any reason.
If there's anything else you want to know, just ask me
, but in the meantime go have a look through my gallery, and let me know what you think.