Who do you think you are? Well, that is a good question? I am a photo restoration artist, a photo retoucher and an image wizard. Whilst I have many years in the trade I don’t proclaim to be best photo restoration artist in the world as I am sure there are older wiser people than I. I certainly take pride in my work and enjoy what I do, in fact, I eat, breath and sleep photo restorations, imaging and photoshop. I guess if you were to ask who do you think you are? I would answer, I rebuild memories and preserve moments in history so those memories can live on. There are many sides to me though if asked who do you think you are? I may also answer, an aspiring imaging professional creating visually exciting works of art. I am not sure I can be defined solely as a photo restoration artist.

Way back my computer artistic roots began on the BBC microcomputer with a pixel editor, that’s drawing one tiny square at a time on a grid. My first real creation was a still life human skull. It was printed on an acorn electron with a tiny printer using a sort of carbon stick and a small electric charge to push particles onto the page.

Photo restoration artist Neil Rhodes Pixel Art on a BBC Micro Computer in 1983

Photo restoration artist Neil Rhodes Pixel Art on a BBC Micro Computer in 1983

Image shows the main pixel art image and individual pixels.

From here computer graphics and painting programs came along and eventually photoshop on the PC. I dabbled with Macs for a while but settled for a PC.

From there on in I was hooked on computer graphics, art-based programs. My Photography BA Hons Degree was completed using computers back in 1993 and it’s just been a technological roller coaster ride ever since.

The above hopefully answers the question, Who do you think you are?