about

I set about in life to learn many things because I have always been fascinated by this planet and what’s on it, but a few things caught my interest more than others….

Whilst doing my dive instructor exams in Tioman, Malaysia, I came across a man who was sitting on a beach, with a laptop, working. I saw my future.

So I learned many of the basics regarding website management, image manipulation, SEO, how to build and secure a server, 3d software, built one of the early Template stores and then managed websites for clients such as County Hall and the Film Museum in London.

These days I use that early adopter experience to make the web a less befuddling place for other people.

Here are a few example websites that I made recently, using a mixture of WordPress, Elementor, Gutenberg as well as Woocommerce.

Bicycle Shop
Integrative Counselling
Auction Website

Moving Image

When the internet was still a new thing, one of the best ways to earn a living whilst travelling was to teach scuba diving.

I then moved on to making underwater video on a small island in Thailand.

Video Production

After running a business making underwater video for a few years I returned to the UK and, as my specialisation was run and gun video, I filmed anything from festivals to live performances.

I now specialise in using the minimum of equipment, hence I can get anywhere and still create video with stuff that can fit in a flight bag, editing 4k video on an iPhone if necessary. I have made video in Singapore, Korea, Berlin, Bangkok, Malaysia and Japan so far.

..and here is where it all started in 1998, filmed using video 8 and VHS on an island without mains electricity.. 

Music

I was lucky to have learned the piano for a number of years as a child, I took the spirit of those years into my teens when I picked up a guitar and slotted into the raw chaos of the early 90’s. These days there’s less disharmony, having settled on a more acoustic style.

This is a video I made of one of my songs.

Artistic Licence

Video, Photography, Music, being called an artist, I couldn’t say no!

Photography

My love of photography started with an Olympus camera, back when you had to carry rolls of film with you for weeks.

Here is a small collection of pictures that were displayed at an exhibition.

The Wilderness

I love mountains, walking in the Andes, the lake district, they are places to get perspective.

I had fun learning to paraglide in Nepal, flying with the birds in the Himalaya.

I am lucky enough to be living in The Azores now, on an island in the middle of The Atlantic that’s volcanic and quite mysterious. I can also travel anywhere on this gorgeous blue green planet, if needs be.

My blog is at cybergypsy.eu

8 thoughts on “about”

  1. Hi Dom,

    Yes interested in what yr saying because I need to be much more free! But with wages too.

    So – my website is just where I add poetry & a bit of artwork I’ve done – it hasn’t got the essays that I am in the middle of for Uni. But I’m in my last year…..

  2. honey, kind of lost you… such confusions….sent many communications to the wrong places… and my space was blocked by some advert which I didn’t realise for ages… so I HAVE been talking away into the silence of your non replies… missed your chats badly. Anyway, this all looks fantastic…. so pleased you’re free again to travel and explore the imaginative depths of yourself. Envious isn’t the word… i’m green with jealousy! Blessing and love.

    Cat

  3. Fantastically inspiring story. I esp love the fact that yr Scandinavian mentor was half-cut! Definitely one of the sleekest looking trav blogs I’ve seen in a long while too, good on yer and keep it up!
    How do I sign up for updates, aside from rss? Email, fb page etc?
    Cheers
    ‘Mystic Guru Furtrapper’ Jools πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Dom,

    I have also my own website: TravelerVoice (www.travelervoice.com), a new social network gathering travel bloggers and readers. A good way to promote your blog for free πŸ˜‰

    As your blog is exactly the kind of writing we are looking for our Round the world section, please feel free to register at http://www.travelervoice.com/register πŸ˜‰

    I am looking forward to hearing from you πŸ™‚

    Cheers,
    Erika.

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