September 20, 2003
He is the eggman

I saw this rather startling faked-up photo of an egghead, in the June 2003 issue of Digital Camera Magazine, which I was reading because I'm about to buy a new digital camera myself.


This picture is the work of Roy Oldershaw, who emailed Digital Camera Magazine as follows:

I am a small time photographer (I say small time because it's not my main source of income). My reason for this email to you is to hope you will publish some of my photos in your magazine. I followed the egghead tutorial from your mag and I personally feel that the results turned out quite well. If anyone would like to see any more of my photos, I have galleries at

The Digital Camera people were impressed. As am I by this entire situation.

The picture reminds me of the scene in one of the Hannibal Lector books where HL carves open someone's head and eats their brains.

This chap (I don't known if it is Oldershaw himself or someone else) also reminds me, both in appearance and in demeanour, of my good friend and fellow Samizdatista Paul Marks.

I don't promise any imagery as arresting as this with my new camera.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 11:41 PM
Category: Photography