I have had the incredible honour of sitting for a portrait by the amazingly gifted and talented photographic artist, Mandarine Montgomery. Her picture of me, blending with the machinery at the command centre of my dream-filled cyberpunk headquarters, has just hit the front page of The Working Pro magazine, published by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, after winning a Gold Award at the 2013 Canon AIPP Professional Photography Awards and helping Mandy to take out Portrait Photographer of the Year, as well as winning Gold at the International Loupe Awards.
Mandy shot the inside of my Solidoodle 2 3D printer and photoshopped a photo of me, looking brooding and intense, into the machine. The amount of work that has gone into creating this image is just colossal. I'm sure I don't even fully appreciate the extent of it, but I know it was a marathon of pixel tweaking.
Those who have been to my workshop, and paid particular attention, might recognise the buckyball on the desk, which is one of my regular demo objects. I've also made a necklace pendant from the triangular "Air" symbol that is on the display monitor in the shot.
I was actually at the AIPP awards when Mandy's image won gold and essentially sealed the deal on Portrait Photographer of the Year, which was terrifically exciting, but it just seems to keep on doing great things!
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Scott Phillips is a lawyer, designer and technologist, fascinated by the potential and the promise of 3D printing.