The future of 3D web graphics and realtime adaptive environments is on the street

Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr etc. make it simple to upload photos from any cam. but when you need to manipulate them, or add text and graphics, software like Photoshop wins every time. But around the next corner, there’s an even brighter new future.

I know now which software produces the best results for the graphic work my clients require, and I know when I still need a pencil in live meetings or a pen or my Wacom tablet. My studio has grown organically into one big tool shed for authors to play in.

My Dad was a press photographer and book cover designer but retired before seeing 3D book covers and using augmented reality apps.. Now, publishing is back on the streets and live. We’re living realtime again.

The future isn’t dusty.
Using QR codes, Google and Wiki put Monmouth town on the map … or rather, put the map on Monmouth town. Using green screen software like users can map themselves into any townscape, village or countryside location and much further into their own or off-the-shelf 3D environments.

The future of blended graphic use, 3D environments and 2D images is clear to me as the lines between realtime ‘actual’ and realtime ‘virtual’ dissolve.

Meanwhile, back at the HoBB, I’m designing a new way to archive interesting records close to where they were born in a photofunia-type manner using apps like

But if you really need my graphic input on your latest project, book cover or otherwise, please ignore the “Do Not Disturb” sign as I am as ever …..






Here are some fun images I sent to @Worldof_Water for their enjoyment thanks to the lovely team @photofunia


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Following a dream @SeekingWalton


One heart felt dream for a group, another giant leap of a project for the charity, World of Water.

When approached by the most forward thinking individuals it’s always best to check out their ideas and listen closely to their thoughts.

This was a big project that so nearly happened for a group wanting to start a thriving community. Their bid for the land with its medieval lake and castle remains was not accepted but the good news is that a special needs school charity bought the property.

“Some projects take off and land beyond reach – born to be another’s” (Grant)

The original project started a Twitter at SeekingWalton . However, if you are an individual or in a group wishing to start your own community, join like-minded practical dreamers at where you will find more notices like this one >