August 2007 Artist of the Month - short_ribs

August 1, 2007 2:03 am

Each month the Renderosity community votes on The Renderosity Artist Of The Month [AOM] ... August's AOM is short_ribs. We congratulate short_ribs for his outstanding work in the Photography Gallery!

Who is 'short_ribs'?

Short_ribs is Kai Fisher, a 19-year-old Media Arts student situated down under in New Zealand, though originally from Zimbabwe. He’s an avid photographer who has been obsessed by it for the past 2 ½ years. When weather is bad and he finds spare time, he’s all about fine tuning his Photoshop skills and ever expanding his knowledge in the photographic field.

How long have you been into photography?

Ahhh lets see, it would have been about two and a half years ago that I got my first ’real’ camera, and also where I started taking it more seriously, looking at photography as an artistic medium I could work with to create/capture my ‘visions.’


~Changing Worlds~


Do you have traditional art experience?

No not really, I spent my early days trying to draw but the best I ever got was when I was tracing a simple toon or two, that’s about as far as I ever go with that kind of art. Though I was surrounded by many amazing artists

What are you currently working on?

Currently I have a few assignments that are due in about 2 weeks time but other than that, I am working hard on getting my name out, refining my work, and trying to get myself a website up and running as soon as possible. Also HDR photography has been my latest personal project… I would like to try get a better understanding of it all and be able to use it to the best of my abilities. 

~If I Were A Superstar~


What software/equipment do you use and why?

Ok, we will start with equipment. I use a Canon 30D now, but that only changed a few weeks ago. Before that, I had a Canon 300D and that’s what I did most my work with. As to why I chose Canon, it was somewhat of an immature way to go about it, but I guess most of it was due to the reputation they seem to have and all them big L series lenses I saw on TV at major sporting events and such…

As for the software, I use Photoshop as my main program to do everything. Why? Ah, I guess that’s another one of those that the reputation that preceded it played a big part in the decision. (I’m still working on better techniques on choosing things…) Recently I bought Photomatix for myself. I got this cause I really loved the HDR images I had seen floating around the net and also the whooping 70% student discount that I could claim on it just made it that bit more justifiable…

What do you think your best piece of work is and why?

After having a good scroll through my gallery, I guess one of my best would have to be "On The Go Slow." The visual impact it has is what I love about it, the way I tried something different and it worked. Some still don’t like the tilted horizon, but I feel it adds another dimension to the image. Character, colour and a story behind, and how I envisioned it at the time. I captured what I wanted…


~On The Go Slow~


Why do you enjoy photography?

I guess it all starts with me being an impatient person, dare I say it. The fact that I could take 1/1000th of a second to create a piece of work and then watch it pop up on that small display screen was just me… Though as I later found out that this doesn’t mean that all the good shots would come just like that. Also being able to wander around in such a beautiful country and take photos really does feel rewarding at the end of the day, especially when you‘ve got something to show for it.

Who/what inspires you?

This is a simple one…Good work. That there has got to be the biggest inspiration I’ve ever run in to. So therefore, all of you who upload your ‘good work’ here on RR are my source of inspiration. There are a few in particular that I would be tempted to name but I won't. They know who they are…


~Solid Rock~


How has this online community (Renderosity) enhanced your work, relationships, and learning?

Well, it’s sure made me more aware of the artistic community and talent that surrounds me. As already mentioned, the inspiration that I receive from this place has played the biggest part in making my work what it is. Last, but probably the most important I guess, is the knowledge that other people are willing to share within this community...

Parting Comments / Advice to other Artists?

Well, I just want to say a big thanks to all of you wonderful people that have inspired me, and also to those that have got me here... As for advice, I guess the best I can do is tell you how important it is to NEVER give up… I’ll remind you to shoot for the moon and if you miss you’ll be among the stars. And lastly, be driven by perfection, not put off by it. Even if you feel you‘ll never get it, have a bit of faith in yourself and remember time is the best tutor of them all…


~Green Scarab~


Please have a further look at short_ribs's Gallery!

Be sure to visit the Renderosity Photography Gallery, and also pay a visit to the Renderosity Photography Forum!

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Artist of the Month is highlighting a talented Renderosity artist that has been nominated by mods and admins, and voted by the community. Recognition is given to this member for their collection of works for that year.

Since we only select one AOM per month, it is not about their works for that particular month. Instead, it is about highlighting a talented artist's works for that year, and they are recognized during that month.

To learn more about Renderosity's Artist Of The Month [AOM] award, and to view our past AOM's, please visit the AOM 2007page, which can also be found on the sidebar under Highlights.

Article Comments

Valerie-Ducom ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 01 August 2007

Oh yes, excellent new !!!! Congrats Short_ribs and you deserve it for all your amazing and impressiv pictures ! :)

virginiese ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 01 August 2007

Great artist and beautiful photograph... Congratulations

PeeWee05 ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 01 August 2007

Well Done Kai said with a pouting lip I ditto what I said earlier, I really do think you have a bright future ahead of you!

gradient ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 01 August 2007

Big Congrats, Kai!!!

LillianaSapphire ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 01 August 2007

hehe, i'm so glad you got AOM! Congrats hun!

IO4 ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 01 August 2007

Congratulation! Superb images:)

girsempa ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 01 August 2007

Big cheers, Kai..!! Totally deserved! Now where's that interview? I told you to get it ready! ;o)))

kimariehere ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 01 August 2007

Congradulations~!!! "YOU SURE do DESERVE this on guy~ yeaaaa !!! you do brilliant work~!

Conniekat8 ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 01 August 2007

Congratulations!!!! Well deserved!

FrenchKiss ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 August 2007

Very well deserved! Congratulations to you!

ges ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 August 2007

Congratulations and go on with your interesting and beautiful work.

Debwhosmiles ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 August 2007

Absolutely well-deserved! You have a varied and wonderful gallery that shows your creativity and talent.

L8RDAZE ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 August 2007

Hey Kai! Awesome news! Big CONGRATZ!

abuyhia ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 August 2007


Zacko ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 August 2007

I couldn´t be happier for you Kai. #:o) This sure is a well deserved honor for you. #:o) ATM #;o)

fredster66 ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 August 2007

Outstanding. I am amazed you have been at it as short of time as you have. You are a natural. Great selection for AOM, well-deserved!

bclaytonphoto ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 August 2007

Bravo Kai...well deserved

shemia ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 August 2007

I would like to add my congratulations to your award. I've not been to the photography gallery much so I hadn't seen your work before. Now that I have and after reading this interview I think the AOM is well deserved. Abolutely loved "I am not a golfball"... :o)

calico1 ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 August 2007

Marvelous work. Sensational photography. Congratulations.

npauling ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 August 2007

Wonderful Kai that you got AOM and you really do deserve to have it as your work is outstanding. Good luck for the future.

mansco ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 August 2007

Congratulations Kai, you have a wonderful style and gallery which is a real pleasure to view... I also think the AOM is well deserved ;O)

Sans2012 ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 August 2007

Bigs congrats buddy:) You come along way and really deserve this:) CHeers!

Hendesse ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 04 August 2007

Congratulations. Agree with Zacko, a well deserved honor for you. You photographs are fantastic!

bentchick ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 04 August 2007

Whoo Hoo, Kai!!! Way to go! AOM!!! Loved the interview too! Big congrats and we will be seeing your photos out there in the world soon, your a wonderful photographer and will go far! Big hugs!

rocio-de-miel ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 04 August 2007

Congratulations!!! You deserved it ´cause you are a fantastic artist. Your technique skills, kownledge and creativity are amazing. You´re so young and talented. Keep on working and sharing. I enjoy it a lot every time I visit your gallery.

taurus66 ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 04 August 2007

while this is rematrkable for a 19 jo guy, i had several other atists in mind for this aom (even not suggested). but anyway congrats for to you! noone gets this award, without deserving it in this or that way!

Kimberly.3D ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 04 August 2007

Beautiful work! Congratz!!!

Dianthus ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 05 August 2007

Being your big sister i thought i would wait for the interview. Love your inspring words about reaching for the moon and if you miss you will be amongst the stars. That is wonderful Kai, and i am sure you will reach the moon. You have developed into a wonderful photographer and the moon is within your reach. Takecare Chris xx

Belladzines ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 06 August 2007

congrats, your photos are just amazing and just as inspirational!!!

babuci ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 07 August 2007

Congrat Kai for your award. I am sure of it You will make it big sooner then we think. You put so much work and study into your photography. This effort will pay off. seeya Tunde