Stanley in Fiji
Stanley in Argentina
Stanley in Thailand
Stanley in Mongolia
Stanley in UK with celebrtiy
In Kenya with Celebrity
Stanley in Maldives
Stanley in Democratic Republic
of the Congo
Creating pictures is something I have been doing for as long as I can remember. For me it is something that has just always been there, something that I have always felt the need to do. In the past ten years my illustrations have been used for a variety of purposes, personally, as well as commercially. Work as an illustrator certainly has its ups and downs, and some projects are far more rewarding than others.
At this time, the Shark Stanley campaign, has been by far the most satisfying project I have ever been involved with. Personally I see creating pictures as a way to express an idea, a vehicle in which to tell a story, a process that may end up in an image in which will spark the viewers imagination. If I can do any of the three things listed above then I see the illustration as a success. Although I have always dreamed of using my art in a way that could not only satisfy me, or an art director, but as a way of bettering the world. Shark Stanley for me has added a whole new element to what is possible through picture making, it has shown me that my Illustrations have the potential to reach a global audience, and can help to make positive impacts in our world.
I have been very lucky to be a part of an awesome team on this project, who without, I do not think that campaign would have been nearly as successful. Hats off to everyone that has been involved! In this post I have included various photos that have been taken world wide with Shark Stanley and Friends. Every time I see photos being added to the Shark Stanley page, filled with smiling faces, it brightens up my day. Seeing these photos makes me feel great about choosing the path, although rather difficult at times, to be a picture maker.
A big thank you to everyone that has been participating in the Shark Stanley campaign and for posting photos on the web. I am not sure who the photographers were for each of the shots included int his post, but if you would like to be credited please drop me a line with your info and I will be happy to include it with the photo!
Thanks again everyone!
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