ABOUT ME

Creating computer generated imagery is not my job. Since the day I spent drawing Snoopy in '#' symbols on a mainframe-terminal at my Dad’s work in 1978, CGI has been an addiction. Serving this addiction has meant that despite training as an architect I have, instead, 30 years’ experience in CGI, 25 of which were spent as the G in GMJ, building the Architectural Visualisation industry.  

I am proud to have been at the forefront of CGI from the early days of IBM's 3D CAD in the Eighties, to a Royal Television Society award for TV graphics in the Nineties, to a recent innovation award nomination for a 3D digital model of London. I have had pieces included in the RIBA drawings collection, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and The Sun. I am also proud to have pioneered the process of accurate visuals for planning applications; increasingly, planning applications cannot be made without them. So you can blame me for that. You can also blame me for the widely publicised illustrations of climate change’s catastrophic effects: ‘Postcards from the Future’.

 I now look forward to working for clients personally. Feel free to contact me regarding commissions though frankly, I will be doing this whether commissioned to or not. 



2019: CONCRETE LIFE

This image series, and the design, started as a demonstration to a client about what might fit on the site of a standard semi-detatched house. It soon took on a life of its own as we explored the aesthetic of secret caves, monastic cells, and Japanese "Wabi Sabi": the beauty of impermanence and imperfection, of nature and the handmade.

 

2018: THE DEVIL'S BOLTHOLE

Where would a multi-billionaire Lucifer hole up to watch the world collapse? A concept for a TV drama. Made from black concrete, smoked wood and cushions from black cat fur. A man of wealth and taste.

 

2018: EXPERIMENTS

Put on your goggles and take a peek at some VR: A reconstruction of Hammershoi's house and a residential interior.  Also London's planning restrictions, ignoring them, and testing a new renderer.

 

2010: POSTCARDS FROM THE FUTURE

Images of London's potential technological and ecological futures. The 'Postcards from the Future' were described by Norman Foster as, "Witty, elegant and provocative" and by Radiohead as, "Beautiful and a little disturbing." Aerial photography copyright Jason Hawkes, and thanks to artists Andrew Gibbon, James Ball, Sam St Leger. 

 

ARCHIVE

Some of the landmarks I've rendered over the years. Images Copyright GMJ. Photography by Jason Hawkes, Jeremy Young and Alan Williams. 


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